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Urdu (Unicode) Fonts problem on Mac OSX 10.7.5

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Hi

Urdu language is written in a way that the letters are joined to each other. But on my Mac OSX 10.7.5 the fonts working fine in Windows are not joining to each other in most applications like MS office. I have tried several Urdu fonts but same problem for all. The most popular font can be downloaded at http://www.4shared.com/file/xOTOiQiW/Jameel-Noori-Nastaleeq.html.

However these fonts are working fine with TextEdit only i.e. TextEdit is joining the letters without a problem.

Will be thankful if someone can help.
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by:Ihab Shoully
ID: 39203718
If you use Intel Macs, try "XB Zar"

1. Visit IRMUG's X Series 2 (http://wiki.irmug.com/index.php/X_Series_2) .
2. On the page that opens, scroll down to the section Download fonts, and then click on the link given to download the XB Zar font.
3. Save the downloaded file as Zar.zip.
4. Click on the the downloaded file to get a folder named Zar.
5. Move this folder to /Library/Fonts.

or find more here : http://patriot.net/~abdali/urdumac.html
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by:sysautomation
ID: 39203754
Thanks I tried Zar it works but it is not the proper Urdu writing which is called Nastaleeq. It is more like Arabic (Naskh). Can you suggest something to use Nastaleeq font?
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Ihab Shoully earned 500 total points
ID: 39203831
I'm Arabic user, and Microsoft Word not support arabic, but you can use Nastaleeq in Word by this trick :

1. In an Arabic-capable program, write a few Arabic/Urdu words, and save the document (or, find an existing Word for Windows document which contains Arabic text).
2. Open that file in Word 2011. Arabic will appear correctly (although perhaps left-adjusted instead of right).
3. Open the "Styles" dialogue, and create a Style based on that Arabic text - you change the adjustment to what you prefer. Call it e.g. "Arabic text". At the bottom, click on "Add to Template", and OK.

I use it in my Mac OS X 10.8.3
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by:sysautomation
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I wrote a few words in Text Edit with Urdu fonts and saved the file as RTF also tried Doc format. When I open that in Word 2011 on Mac, the letters are not joined.
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by:Ihab Shoully
ID: 39213294
It's work for arabic, try this file ..
Arabic.docx
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by:sysautomation
ID: 39221568
Difficult but seems like the only possible method. Also seems like it works for Word only
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