AutoFormat changes the numbers from Hindi to Arabic


I'm writing an essay in Persian, so I've set the Numeral in Advanced Options to Context, but every time Word's AutoFormat creates an automatic list, numbers change back to Arabic (1, 2, 3) from Hindi (۱، ۲، ۳).

I've tried different fonts, keyboard layouts, and changed the font, alignment and text direction (by pressing the right Ctrl+Shift) in Define New Number Format menu, but the problem still exists. I never had the same issue with previous versions. (2013, 2010 etc.)

I'd appreciate your help.

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Hi everyone,

The context numbering issue is now fixed for both Arabic and Persian n build 16.0.7369.2024, released on 10/4. To get the latest updates, click File> Account > Update Options > Update Now.

Word maintains a list of workarounds and fixes for recent issues, in case it helps in the future.


-Erik, Office Newsroom

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Last updated October 3, 2020 Views 1,946 Applies to: