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Direction of middle eastern languages in properties file

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Hi,

I am hoping someone can point me to an authoritative source or document specifying which direction the Hebrew / Arabic / Farsi text should be entered in java properties files. That is, does it follow the natural direction of the script (right-to-left) or does it follow the direction of key (left-to-right)? I have tried searching without much luck.

For example:
sample.properties
# english properties file
sample.text=hello
sample_he.properties (for the purposes of demonstration I am using english characters, in reality this would be the Hebrew and escaped)
# hebrew properties file using the natural direction (right-to-left)
sample.text=molahs
OR is it
# hebrew properties file using the english direction (left-to-right)
sample.text=shalom
thanks in advance,
Ben