I am implementing an IP address input field and I am wondering how it should work in right-to-left languages.
An IP address (IPv4 to be specific) is four integer numbers split with the dot character, e.g. 10.0.0.1.
It is my understanding, that it is expressed and read left-to-right even in right-to-left languages, similar to a phone number.
I am implementing an input field where the user can only enter IP addresses. The only allowed characters are digits and a dot: “0123456789.”, the platform is Android and I can set the on-screen-keyboard to be numeric.
My question is: which is more natural to a person using a right-to-left language: use the default RTL mode for the input field or force LTR?
|1. Leave the input in RTL mode||2. Force LTR mode|