The digits pick up their style from the language the text is set to. If
you set the language to English, for instance, you'll get regular
digits. Alternatively (or indeed additionally), from the fly-out of the
character palette go to "digits" and select the type you want. It's
probably set to default right now.
So choose "Arabic" which is what we call regular digits (1234).
sorry ariel - i tried arabic - it doesnt work. did you see my screenshot showing that the pallette too are displaying arabic font.
Sorry. I realise I misunderstood. I thought you were saying that the
digits on the page are wrong.
If it's the digits in the actual character palette itself (as per your
thread title!), that means that you've installed InDesign with an Arabic
Apart from reinstalling a Middle Eastern version with an English
user-interface, I'm not sure what, if any, your options are.
I will try a reinstall
Did that work?
I would defiantly not tried that as a first choice.
I presume that only the character panel has Arabic on it.
What are the other panels in? English or Hebrew?
1st option try http://forums.adobe.com/thread/526990?start=0&tstart=0 Trashing preferences, probably will work.
2nd option If that doesn't help you can try http://www.indiscripts.com/post/2009/10/switching-indesigns-ui-language-in-windows but I'm not sure that will help either.
3rd option get in touch with WinSoft support. http://www.winsoft-international.com/en/support/support-contact.html That is presuming that you registered your product.
4th option do what Ariel suggested.
Let us know what happened and what did work.
I think there's some confusion here. That's not an Arabic UI. Those are icons and it's the CS6 UI for diacritic positioning.
There's nothing wrong here.
(And Winsoft no longer distributes ME.)
i feel like a twit :-)
Thanks for enlightening me. As my dad always used to say: when all else fails, read the manual.
Yes. It's normal.
I asked for more generic icons, but other forces prevailed...