4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 2, 2015 3:17 AM by tallwebbo

    Indesign 2014 - manipulating Arabic text


      Hi All,


      We are trying desperately to get Indesign CC 2014 to work with arabic copy, but have cone across some rather fruity issues.


      Using the plain text ( copied from text edit ), are inserting arabic text ( arial font ) into a document.


      As you will see from the screen grab, the single line world editor is selected.


      But as you will also see from the screen grab - the full point on the arabic sentence in at the wrong end of the line - it should read to the left.


      Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 10.39.02.png


      This has happened in several files - but we cannot find any solution.


      Here is another example...the larger paragraph is set no differently, yet reads correctly. The smaller copy does not.


      Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 10.44.36.pngScreen Shot 2015-02-02 at 10.44.53.png


      Strangely enough, the Adobe guide to using Arabic copy in CC, demonstrate menu options that we don't have ( indesign CC 2014 )


      It also appear that any type of return ( hard or soft) will affect the orientation of the line - so we took them out and presto! the line read correctly.


      But put them back in and the full point skips to the end of the line and make the sentence incorrect.


      Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 10.45.49.pngScreen Shot 2015-02-02 at 10.46.01.png


      Can anyone explain what is going on ??


      Thanks in advance