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Enable Arabic in Illustrator CS6

May 12, 2012 9:53 PM

Tags: #illustrator #indesign #arabic #cs6

We are currently working with the CS4 ME version.

 

After I read this document:

 

http://helpx.adobe.com/mena/using/arabic-hebrew.html#id_13609

 

I downloaded the CS6 trial to see if we can upgrade our Macs without waiting for a ME version.

 

I got Arabic fully enabled in Photoshop – but not in InDesign and Illustrator.

 

I don't find the options as described in the document above; text direction, character direction, left-bounded pages (in InDesign), and so on...

 

Is it possible that these feature are not integrated in the current version of CS6 or do I miss some hidden preferences (like in Photoshop the "Middle Eastern" text engine option?

 

Help is really appreciated!

 
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    May 13, 2012 8:14 PM   in reply to desert_water

    Currently it opens with - "New and improved features for working in Arabic and Hebrew are available in the Middle East and North African edition of this software."

     

    But still the question remains - per older versions an arabic plugin was available – For CS6, how we can change the flow of text to be correct from right to left and in right order of characters ?

     
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  • Ivan David
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    May 16, 2012 6:03 AM   in reply to desert_water

    Hi,

     

    About Illustrator and InDesign, if you're in the following regions, use these links to find more information on the Middle East and North African (MENA) editions:

     

     

    About Photoshop, I believe Middle-East and North-African support is available in all versions.

     

    Cheers,

    David

     
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    May 28, 2012 1:35 AM   in reply to Ivan David

    in Ai cs6 trial I downloaded, I've asian support, but not arabic, any help?

     
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    May 28, 2012 1:48 AM   in reply to wael helmi

    You need Illustrator ME to have support for arabic language.

     
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  • Ivan David
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    Jun 1, 2012 3:20 AM   in reply to Monika Gause

    Thanks, Monika, you are right.

     

    Desert_Water and wael helmi,

     

    Unlike Photoshop where MENA is enabled in all editions, in Illustrator and InDesign, you need the MENA-enabled editions of the software. Please use these links to download the trial and explore Arabic language support in Illustrator and InDesign:

     

     

    Cheers,

    David

     
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    Jun 1, 2012 4:15 AM   in reply to Ivan David

    Sweet, thanx Ivan & monika, this means that other trials (such as dreamweaver) are still labeled ME?

     
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  • Ivan David
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    Jun 1, 2012 4:23 AM   in reply to wael helmi

    Wael,

     

    Not sure if I understood your question correctly. But here's the MENA-enabled Dreamweaver download page. Do post back if this does not answer your question:

     

    Cheers,

    David

     
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    Jun 1, 2012 4:29 AM   in reply to Ivan David

    It does, thanks Ivan

     

    Cheers,

    W

     
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    Nov 29, 2012 5:43 AM   in reply to Ivan David

    I already purchased and downloaded Illustrator that is not MENA- enabled can I switch? my subscribtion is for a year and I've had it for one day so far. If not can I have them both on one computer or will I have deactivate the first? Is there a way to get out of the one year plan so I can purchase the MENA enabled one?

     
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    Nov 29, 2012 7:30 AM   in reply to shaun_yute

    You should contact Adobe sales people to ask this.

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:32 AM   in reply to desert_water

    Hi,

     

    You may have a look at this plug in, ScribeDOOR, which allows you to edit and work in one or several of the following languages at the same time: Arabic, Azeri, Bengali, Farsi, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer/Cambodian, Lao, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese.

     

    You'll find it on the WinSoft store

     

    Hope that helps,

    Resgards,

     
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