Worked fine the last time I tried it. If you're already using the ME edition, you probably know that you need to have the World-Ready Composer turned on. Are you sure that you are using a font that supports Arabic? Also, do you know what encoding your data source is in? When doing non-Latin-script data merges I usually have to save my CSV as UTF-16, and then check the Import Options box when selecting the CSV to tell InDesign which encoding it's saved in.
Thank you Joel It solved my problem.
Im having the same problem, My arabic text is displaying in the unicode text file. My paragraph is set to world ready, but it still displays jibberish. Any idea?
EDIT: I think I solved it. Had to combine your solution with useing notepad++ to convert internal file encoding to UTF-8 WITHOUT BOM
Dear, can you teach me your steps to solve this problem.. I have Arabic text contains English words too, but the only rectangular are displayed.