I am using Indesign CC 2014. The dictionary, punctuation, fonts... all keep defaulting to Arabic. When I go to the adobe help page, it shows up in arabic.
I am in the USA, I don't speak a word of arabic, I have no use for it, now or ever. How do I change the defaults to english? Better still, how do I erase any and all traces of arabic? I want it off my computer, permanently.
It is driving me insane, and it's a short drive.
Change your default paragraph style and make all changes when no document is open.
Check spelling uses the language of the selected paragraph. Probably the paragraph style's language is Arabic or you have selected a Character Style with Arabic Language settings.