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I have a PDF document that contains Arabic text.
The text is not embedded so i can copy and paste (into a browser input field)
But when i paste, the font changes to non-sensical characters.
How can i cut and past this text properly?
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Question by:eamonroche
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What happens if, instead of copy & paste, you select & drag some text from the pdf to the input box?
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that didnt work, thanks anyway
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http://www.udel.edu/fllt/mediactr/HowToDoArabic.htm     Step 3: How to enable Windows to read Arabic script[4]
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Thaks callrs
i carried out instructions on both URLs but while I am now able to type in arabic from my keyboard, i am still not able to copy-and-paste from the pdf document.
Perhaps it is because the pdf uses some arabic-specific font that just wont transfer to systems that do not have that font (?)
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Maybe arabic text was typed with wrong encoding?  This is not unusual in PDF documents.  Try maybe using the latest Acrobat Reader.  Alternatively, try saving the text in a file and try to convert it into different encodings...
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Partially solved: "i carried out instructions on both URLs but while I am now able to type in arabic from my keyboard..."

 paq/refund, or callrs & andre6b
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