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Moe Mahayni
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Arabic font problem

Apr 24, 2013 11:19 PM

Tags: #problem #font #indesign #arabic #cs6 #tahoma

The font Tahoma was replaced with (Adobe Arabic) in my document, when I find replace with Tahoma it turns into boxes and squares.

I opened a new document and tried a new text box with Tahoma and it works fine, when I copy paste to the other document, it turns into squares again.

That is confusing. Any suggested solution?


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    Apr 25, 2013 3:40 AM   in reply to Moe Mahayni

    Hi Moe,


    Check the composer in the document which you see text squares.


    Be sure to apply Middle Eastern composer


    in InDesign CS6: Type  menu then Apply Adobe World-Ready Composers




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    Apr 25, 2013 1:52 PM   in reply to Moe Mahayni

    Are there Characters styles applied to the test?

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    Apr 25, 2013 3:13 PM   in reply to Igorpress

    Check if the language assigned to these texts makes any difference. This works in tandem with the World Ready Composer -- if your current font does't have Arabic, ID automatically switches to Adobe Arabic.


    Something like that, anyway :-) I don't think I've ever used Tahoma in a document to be printed.

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