Hi. I'm working with PSD files that were originally created in Photoshop CS5 and they contain English text. Now I want to open them with Photoshop CC ME and add Arabic text.
So I've gone to Preferences > Type > clicked the "Middle Eastern and South Asian" radio button
Then from the main menu I selected Type > Language Options > checked "Middle Eastern Features".
I see the Middle Eastern features in the Paragraph and Character panels. However, if I create a text box and paste in Arabic text - the text is corrupt. The characters are not connected and their appearence is incorrect.
I've double checked that I have right-to-left selected in the Paragraph panel and in the Character panel I have both "Standard Ligatures" and "Contextual Alternates" selected.
When I open a new file in Photoshop CC and paste the same text into a newly created text box - it works fine. The Arabic appears perfect. The issue is only when working in a file that was previously created in an earlier version of Photoshop.
If I move a text box from the new PSD created in CC to the other PSD created in CS5 - all is good. However this work-around is far from Ideal, since I need to work in the existing text boxes.
Does anyone have an idea how to enable proper appearance of Arabic text in Photoshop CC in a file that was created in a previous version?
I have the same strange problem!
When I type Arabic text in a new document it just works but If I type it on an existing document it doesn't format well.. Starnge bug!
I suspect there is a fundamental incompatibility of the new text engine with the old one. The old document(s) may have even been generated in an ME (Middle Eastern) edition of Photoshop, the last version of which was Photoshop CS5 ME.