how to enable illustrator cs6 to support middle east?
i have enable this option on photoshop cs6 and in InDesign cs6
but not in illustrator cs6,
(i download the master collection cs6 trial version)
I'm assuming you're asking about Middle Eastern/North African -specific (MENA) feature support.
Information on the MENA-specific editions is awaited.
I dont think we can compare two different products.
there could be some technicle issues on Illustrator enabling it on the regular English builds or perhaps it was breaking compatibility with non MENA features. Is the middle eastern version of Illustrator not available for download?
Here is what many don't know: the Middle Eastern version is indeed available on InDesign (and for Creative Cloud users). In order to take advantage of the ME options you need to:
1. Sign onto Adobe Application Manager.
2. Click on your name and go to Preferences
3. Change your language from English to "תומך עברית English" or the equivilant for Arabic etc.
4. Double check to verify that the language settings took place by going into Preferences once again (it didn't work for me first time around).
Now, any application you download (I've tried it only with InDesign so far) will automatically be with Hebrew or Arabic support.
The edition of Illustrator with support for Arabic is now available! The trial version of Arabic-enabled Illustrator CS6 is available at: www.adobe.com/mena_ar/downloads/download-illustrator.html.
Read more about Arabic language support in Illustrator CS6 at: http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/illustrator/using/arabic-hebrew .html.
Here's a quick video on how to enable right to left (RTL) input in Photoshop, for a language such as Arabic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfuw7m5mVTk.
Good question about PS and not ID. Adobe makes MENA features available in all editions of Photoshop. However, for Illustrator and InDesign, you need to use the MENA-enabled editions of the software. Here are some links that might help:
I believe the Application Manager downloads the files to a location that you specify during the download process. But, to be sure, I recommend this video walkthrough of the process: http://blogs.adobe.com/vikrant/2012/05/download-install-a-cs6-trial/.
Here are the Hebrew version download links:
Apologies for the delay in responding,
I know in In Design you can have a template file set up with a right to left text box which can be copied into any version of In Design and used for Arabic text.
If you can get hold of an Illustrator file set up in the ME version this may work too.
I only rarely typeset Arabic in small quantitys so this is a good workaround for me.
All the download links are now broken by the way Ivan =)
There are plugins available also for non ME versions which will help you if your budget won't stretch to another full adobe release;
Multi language text input and editing, ScribeDOOR for Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 and CS6;
World Tools from in-tools.com provides the same functionality for In Design;
Message was edited by: nickrhodes
I tried to follow the links you posted but apparently they have expired.
I too have a problem with the Arabic settings in my CS6 Illustrator. I downloaded Design Standard CS6 a while ago and the arabic ption was working fine. Just a few days ago I noticed that the Arabic options in Illustratos are not enabled - I reinstalled Illustrator and restarted my amchine (Macbook pro) but the problem still persists. I posted this question to get help from the Adobe community, but I have not yet been able to fix the problem.
Question thread is here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/5140242