Questions tagged [arabic]

Arabic localization issues and questions including keyboard layout, fonts, symbols, etc.

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How does one write Right-to-Left in Pages?

I have a document written predominantly in a Left-to-Right language, but I also have a few quotes in a Right-to-Left language. I would like to add ellipses in the end of such (Right-to-Left) quotes, ...
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Macbook's Arabic keyboard layout mistakes and missing characters!

I'm familiar enough with the Arabic language, but not sure if those points down below are considered to be mistakes from apple designers or not, also I've checked with the official layout of Apple's ...
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Apparent display bug with Arabic letter sequence lam meem alef

I've noticed that on Mac, in any of three Web browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), the sequence lam mim alef (لما) is sometimes displayed incorrectly. It should look like this: But instead it looks ...
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Why is the Arabic font on my iPhone different from what it is supposed to be?

The default font for Arabic seems to have changed to "San Fransisco" in some update in the past, but my iPhone shows what I believe is the "Nastaleeq" font, which is supposed to be used for Urdu. ...
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How can I make Arabic fonts in GIMP work?

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: As you can see, the letters are incorrectly disjointed. If I right-click on the text ...
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Tables with Arabic numbers (iWork) only show Western Numbers

I tried to type a table with one column in Arabic numbers and the other one with corresponding Western numbers, just like this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_alphabet#Numerals But when I ...
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Using other glyphs in Arabic on the iPad

Arabic Keyboard on iPad uses GeezaPro font and obviously keys are limited compared to available glyphs, but what should I do if I want to use a glyph that doesn't have its own key. Is there any way I ...