User Experience: An Editor’s choices of language and font size effect readability.
Hebrew is read from right to left (RTL) while English is read LTR.
While incorporating English terms in a Hebrew newspapers article, editors prefer to use smaller Hebrew letters (font) than to write in both languages.

This helps to:

  • Differentiate the term from the rest of the Hebrew text.
  • Make it easier to read without switching the reading direction.
  • Answering the case of a reader who does not know Latin characters.

Example: In the image we see the usage of the term DNA, which has no obvious translation in Hebrew.
In day- to-day conversations Hebrew native speakers simply say “DNA”.