Hello I was wondering if anyone has any advice for useing data merge with arabic text.
I have saved the text as unicode. It displays corectly in the TXT file.
But when try to use datamerge I get an error that says some of it could not be encoded. All of my arabic looks like numbers/letters/puctionation.
(this is with world ready paragraph composer on.)
In the comments on this page someone sugested useing notepad++ to convert internal file encoding to UTF-8 WITHOUT BOM.
I dont understant what this does, but I didnt get the error message after doing that.
My text is still gibberish, however now its symbols like this: Ø¨Ø§Ù„Ù…ÙŠØª Ø§ rather than nubers/punctuation.
Does anyone know what is goining on? or how I can fix it?
I appreciate it.
Just incase: windows 8, adobe cs6, excel 2010
It looks like ive got it I had to combine this solution
with what I was doing above.
I was missing this important little step:
Import Options box when selecting the CSV to tell InDesign which encoding it's saved in.
EDIT: This is what I am doing, incase anyone else is having this problem:
save as unicode txt. make sure under adtional options> web options > encoding is set to utf 8
then under Import Options box when selecting the CSV to tell InDesign which encoding it's saved in.