If I select an Arabic font like Kufi (كوفي) and enter text into GIMP 2.8.14 on OS X 10.11, this is the result:

Screenshot of GIMP with broken Arabic

As you can see, the letters are incorrectly disjointed.

If I right-click on the text and select "From right to left", it makes no difference. In the text tool's options, I can change the language from English to Arabic, but it makes no difference. I can also change the justification to centered or to left-aligned, but it makes no difference.

Some fonts I select do render with the letters connected, but it looks like it's simply using a fallback font.


You better ask Gimp! Gimp FAQ : http://www.gimp.org/docs/userfaq.html Or ask Gimp Support.

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    The FAQ doesn't have an answer to this question. – Flimm Oct 23 '15 at 14:21

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