Ever since I switched to an iOS device from Android, I have noticed that the Arabic font looks like this: arabic text example

This font is very different from the classic Arabic font and is very annoying to read. I have noticed this not only on WhatsApp but on other websites also. Is this a setting in iOS or is this a problem specific to WhatsApp? Is there any way to fix this?


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If you are seeing this:

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Go to settings/general/language and double check that Arabic is higher than Urdu on the list.

  • +1 This solved the problem !!!
    – Zeeshan
    Sep 17, 2018 at 6:54

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