I'm using LyX at Hebrew and JabRef, and this is the result: enter image description here

How do I fix it and change the direction of the bibliography from RTL to LTR?

Thank you!

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    Please do not ask the same question more than once... RTL has somehow limited attention (not rare on users) and you have to wait some time (may be a day) but you don't really have more possibilities by asking twice. You may edit your original post to change something if needed
    – koleygr
    Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 12:43
  • First of all I'm sorry, but it's different question - I asked at my previous question about both Hebrew and English at the bibliography and here I only asking about English (and change the direction). If it's really same question I'll delete it. Sorry!! :)
    – heblyx
    Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 12:46
  • Don't be sorry... I think the source of the problem is the same and you may edit your first post asking for both... Anyway one answer in this post will answer the previous too, and vice versa... And thus there is no need for both of the questions... I am not sure and I think you may wait before deleting this one... But I suppose that one answer is enough for both questions
    – koleygr
    Commented Aug 12, 2018 at 12:49

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The answer I found: The bidi package provides the control sequence \setLTRbibitems precisely for this purpose. All you need to do is place this control word before inserting your bibliography.

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