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PhotoShop5.5 doesn't write Arabic...

Posted on 2001-07-20
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Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Hi there !
I'm from the Arabian fields !
I used to have the PhotoShop 4 to design pics,
and it was writing Arabic very well!!
but when I bought the 5.5 ,, it didn't write Arabic!
Exept for two fonts that used to be there in the system before adding new font's ..
they Are Tahoma and Arabic Transpernt..
just thoes two Font's
I wonder if there is a way to use the Other Arabic font's in that program ,, with out using any other outside programs,,
just the PhotoShop 5,5
who get's me the Answer will get 300 point
thank you
Question by:interboy
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Expert Comment

ID: 6302866
Sure, just install other arabic fonts into your system. Youve already got two, just add more.

Author Comment

ID: 6304145
:) I'm not that dump
I already have got 100 Arabic font ..
what I ment is that there is two fonts came with the windows Arabic package ..
I added a 100..
The PhotoShop only uses the two that came with windows..
I could see the fonts in PhotoShop but I can't use them..
when I write with thoes fonts the letters make a mess ..
and they don't come right ..

I wanted to write Hello ...
when I press the Buttons "H" "e" "l" "l" "o" on the keyboard
it becomes some like "hrsQri" in English ..
but its an example ..

thank you for your try
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Expert Comment

ID: 6304154
If i recall right (i dont use foreign fonts often) that's what happens when you try to use double-byte fonts in a program or under an OS that doesnt properly support double-byte fonts. The workaround is to find a program that does support it and run out your type in that. Then import into PS. I dont recall whether Illustrator supports double-byte but since its a typesetting tool i would imagine it does. Do your text there, convert to outlines, and drop it in PS.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6304494
I have the same problem with Arabic fonts and what I do is write all I want in Corel 9 (it's support Arabic fonts) and export it as *.ai and open it from photoshop, there is another way by using character map to keep your font as it is, I hope one of this can help u.

Author Comment

ID: 6304563
How is the Way with the Character Map ?
I tried it
I wrote words and when I copied them into the PhotoShop
the Same problem Happens..
Did you try the Character map ?
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Expert Comment

ID: 6304897
You have to convert the type to outlines first, THEN copy/paste or import.

Accepted Solution

aviran earned 900 total points
ID: 6306083
Photoshop 5.5 doesnt support the Arabic language...accept that as a fact
Adobe release Photoshop 5.5 ME (Middle East) that support the Arabic language...just use that.

Expert Comment

ID: 6306085
Another thing... Arabic works fine in Photoshop 6
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Expert Comment

ID: 6306278
I have some arabic fonts can work with any kind of programs even if your system dosn't support Arabic langauge, only I need a time to get it,
watch my notes

Author Comment

ID: 6309612
I gave you the Answer coz the News you gave me is right..
thank you

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