If I copy and then paste immediately after shifting windows, it (usually?) pastes correctly. If, however, I copy a word or phrase, shift windows, and then type additional text in my User Tool or make other edits before pasting, the letters are sometimes (often? always?) reversed.
I use Butler to remember the last 7 items on my clipboard. Butler numbers the "recent clipboards" from 0 to 6, with 0 being the text most recently copied (i.e. the text that is pasted if I use command-v). The 0 entry usually displays correctly, but the other entries are inconsistent. Some show the Hebrew text in the correct order, but a different font, others show the phrase in yehudit with the order correct, others in yehudit with the order reversed. All of them where copied to the clipboard in the same way, though maybe not from the same place in Accordance. I am attaching a screen shot so you can see what I mean. For some reason, though, the screen shot is very pale. Note that when pasting #5 back into Accordance, the letters which appear correctly in Butler's view, are reversed in the User Tool. when pasting #6 back into Accordance, a series of question marks appear in the User Tool (because #6 is unicode?).
Just to be clear, I'm not asking you to troubleshoot Butler; I completely understand that it is a third party program and I don't expect you to resolve issues with it. It's just that it provides an easy way for me (and hopefully you) to see how the Hebrew is showing up on the clipboard. If it is simply an incompatibility issue with Butler, then I'll just have to live with it or ask the developer if it is something he can fix. But since it happens with a simple cut and paste, I'm guessing it's not related to Butler.
I also noted some similar inconsistancies when pasting Hebrew words into an e-mail message this morning. (I use mail)
My preferences are set for Unicode export (which I need when copying and pasting into other applications).
Thanks for any light you can shine on this.
P.S. If I can find the time, I'll do some 'controlled' tests copying and pasting from different windows in Accordance and see if I can establish a pattern in that regard.