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How can I add an arabic font in Photoshop CS5?

Mar 10, 2011 2:23 AM

Hi..I have windows 7, and am using photoshop CS5. I have an arabic font installed in my control panel

thus i can use it in all other programs..except for photoshop. I cant view that arabic font in the photoshop

fonts drop down box. I would really appreciate if anyone can help me! thanks.

 
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    Mar 10, 2011 3:22 PM   in reply to Afoz

    Non-Roman fonts are found by scrolling down towards the end of the font list.

     
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    Mar 10, 2011 4:35 PM   in reply to Afoz

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    If you do not find your particular font, down at the bottom of the list, it could well be one that PS does not work with, or your font might be corrupt, just enough to keep PS from working with it. PS, AI, InDesign and even more so the Titler in PrPro, are very sensitive to fonts. They must be properly designed with all metrics correct.

     

    If PS will NOT work with that font, you might want to try to locate it from another foundry.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Mar 11, 2011 12:00 AM   in reply to Afoz

    In fact it may never show up if it is a non-Unicode Arabic font that uses a specific encoding. That would mean it may require the ME version of PS. Hard to tell from your description. If it is just Arabic glyphs designed on top of the normal Western/ Latin encoding, it should show up without issues as should proper Unicode fonts. Be aware, though, that even in the latetr case you won't see the Arabic glyphs in the font preview but only its Latin name and may still have to use otehr apps to type and copy&paste to PS because the character ranges remain inaccessible.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Mar 11, 2011 2:13 AM   in reply to Afoz

    As I wrote, native typing of right to left languages is only available in the ME version of PS.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Mar 11, 2011 9:56 AM   in reply to Afoz

    You can buy the Middle Eastern version of Photoshop from Winsoft.

     

    You can also get special "Mirror Image" Arabic fonts, whoch you can then type into Photoshop left-to-right, and then use Transform to flip it so it's right-reading. It will still be editable, too.

     
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