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Questions about designing with the Arabic alphabet, or calligraphy / formatting / composing / styling text in Arabic.

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Is there a good add-on for RTL text support in Photoshop?

I've found this website where you have to write and paste (!) Arabic text for Photoshop, but I need a better one with more language abilities. Anything in mind?
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Arabic letters not joining

Writing Arabic in InDesign cs5 has not been a problem ever before, but today it started to annoy me, as I didn't do anything different than I usually do and didn't touch any settings, etc. Even the ...
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How to access Arabic BEH initial form, from a font that places the glyph in a non-conventional place unicode slot

(I'm new to both Arabic, and doing things related to Unicode, so I might be overlooking some glaring detail.) So, I'm using the SIL font Lateef, and want to access the BEH initial form glyph, in HTML....
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Indesign: is there a way to create a document that contains both English and Arabic?

I want to create a single book that contains English text (e.g. on pages 1-10) and an Arabic translation. Currently, the Arabic text starts on page 11 and ends on page 20, so the reading order is ...
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Arabic text fields from old projects still give divided words in After Effects

Now after After Effects supporting Arabic natively, text fields from old projects still give divided words. Is there any way to transform them to support Arabic? or any work around, like creating new ...
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How to properly format text in Photoshop

I have English writings which need to be translated into Arabic, so I used Google Translate and it outputs the correct words in Arabic. However, when I copy and paste that into Photoshop, the text ...
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What Arabic web font is this website using?

Can you help me find what kind of Arabic web font this website is using?
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Incorrect mark placement in OpenType font

I am designing an Arabic opentype font. I use marks for placing Harakat, I have a problem when placing character U+06D6 (small sad with lam ligature) over U+06E4 (arabic small high madda). It is ...
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How can I hide the ring under certain diacritic characters in an Arabic fonts?

I'm looking for this ring in font forge to remove it or modify it but can't find it. Here is an example of these rings. They are supposed to read like this: However, I merged the two fonts above to ...
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What font is used on this material design arabic RTL?

I want create design in arabic RTL with material design like this : I found that image in guideliness: https://material.google.com/style/writing.html what arabic font is used on that picture ? I ...
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Arabic Text stroke overlap (with zero fill)

How do I remove the stroke overlap between the individual Arabic characters when I use zero fill or even white fill?
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Editing Arabic text in Indesign - how to get sane cursor behavior

On occasion, I have to edit multilingual documents in InDesign, containing both English and Arabic. My system locale is English. I've got Indesign set up to display the Arabic text correctly, but ...
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How can i copy and paste arabic in After effects?

When i try to copy and paste arabic text in After effects the letters in the words look divided one from the other. I already had the same problem with Ps and i had to change the settings of the ...
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Typing problem in photoshop cc 2014 [duplicate]

I want to type Arabic text in Photoshop, but the text appears disjointed and the letters do not connect at all. For example محمد appears as م ح م د. I'm using Photoshop CC 2014 on Windows 8.1 64 bit.
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Arabic website - design for right to left languages

I am working on a website in multiple languages, one of them is Arabic. Which makes things more fun .. As you know, in arabic and other similar languages the text goes the other way, from right to ...
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Center–align arabic text

Is it acceptable to center–align Arabic text and if so, is there anything I should take care of in this regard?
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how to get Arabic in Photoshop CS3? [duplicate]

I want to type Arabic text in Photoshop cs3, but the text appears disjointed and the letters do not connect at all. For example محمد appears as م ح م د.
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How do I achieve the equivalent of using small caps in Arabic?

I have this letterhead title in Hebrew, English, and Arabic, in which I set the English to Small Caps (that is, the first letter is a big capital, the rest are small). Now, in Hebrew, the letters are ...
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How can I get Farsi/Arabic text to render correctly in Photoshop?

I downloaded a number of Farsi fonts and they render individual characters fine but but don't join multiple characters together at all. Does anyone know how to get whole words to appear correctly? If ...
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How do I type Arabic text in Photoshop?

I want to type Arabic text in Photoshop, but the text appears disjointed and the letters do not connect at all. For example محمد appears as م ح م د. I'm using Photoshop CS6 on OSX Mountain Lion.
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Proper typesetting of right-to-left text in overall left-to-right context

Screenshot taken from a popular game (LetterPress), where a user has his name in a right-to-left script (which looks like arabic). This typesetting is clearly surprising, as the name is out of line ...
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Make Arabic text show properly in Adobe Illustrator

Arabic text doesn't show properly in Adobe Illustrator. Even with a font that supports Arabic text (e.g. Arial), the text is back to front (left to right, not right to left) and the letters don't join ...
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GIMP: “Joined” arabic text

I'm trying to create an image which contains Arab text. This is the (HTML entities for the) text: العربية Raw, it is العربية When I paste the text into ...