You probably installed the English version. If you are a CC subscriber you can change your language settings and download the ME version.
I am not a CC subscriber. I wonder if I can get the ME version as a CS6 upgrade or replacement?
But I am predominantly an English-speaking user and do not want an Arabic user-interface.
I can only use an English user-interface. Do you know if the ME version has an English interface?
The ME edition can have an English user interface (or Arabic, Hebrew, French, and maybe others, I dunno).
In your shoes I'd buy World Tools from www.in-tools.com. I actually like Harbs' interface for RTL tools better than Adobe's.
Thank you Joel! I checked out World Tools. It says:
"Under the hood, all of the functionality of the ME version of InDesign is there in every version of InDesign CS4 and CS5. Adobe has decided to keep this functionality hidden. The ME capabilities are only apparent when one tries to open ME documents (they open almost flawlessly in CS4 and CS5). The composer which is enabled by default is the regular composer used in previous versions of InDesign which does not support right-to-left text."
Why would they hide it?
An interesting question - as I'm not an Adobe employee privy to that decision, I can't say. My speculation is that localization costs, QA hassles, and marketing/usability concerns for monolingual designers in the Anglosphere all play a role.