8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2017 9:55 PM by ibbieosman

    Indesign ME Arabic Issue

    ibbieosman

      Hey everyone I was hoping to get help figuring out what's happening to these arabic words.Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 11.25.20 PM.png

       

      I don't know how else to describe it. I've tried repasting and it seems as if they are connected. Meaning if I luckily get one fixed another breaks apart the same way.

       

      Thanks so much

        • 1. Re: Indesign ME Arabic Issue
          Zaid Al Hilali Adobe Community Professional

          Does it happen with another Arabic font? I do suspect this particular font you're using, however, check if the Tracking is at low level or at zero, tracking can be found in the Character Panel, do check the Kerning as well and see if changing Optical to Metrics will make any difference.

          character.jpg

          If all looks fine at your end, I would then need to replicate the problem on my machine, so please share your OS info, InDesign version, and perhaps the font itself in case I don't have it.

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          • 2. Re: Indesign ME Arabic Issue
            jane-e Adobe Community Professional

            Do you have Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer applied to the paragraph?

             

            • 3. Re: Indesign ME Arabic Issue
              ibbieosman Level 1

              Yes I do Jane. It's really odd that it's showing up on the 19th chapter of this book I'm laying out.

              • 4. Re: Indesign ME Arabic Issue
                ibbieosman Level 1

                Hey Zaid I think you are spot on it's the typeface I'm using that is causing this problem. However it's really unusual that the problem has started 19 chapters in and so far just this chapter. The kerning and tracking are set to 0 as well.

                 

                I'm on 10.11.16 using InDesign CC 2017 and I believe it's the ME version.

                • 5. Re: Indesign ME Arabic Issue
                  ibbieosman Level 1

                  I'm using Amiri downloaded from Google Fonts.

                  • 6. Re: Indesign ME Arabic Issue
                    ibbieosman Level 1

                    One last thing Zaid. It looks like it's where the word lands thats causing the issue. If I move the word elsewhere it fixes. If I grab any other word and paste it where it's currently breaking the word apart it does the same to the new word.

                     

                    Hope that helps

                    • 7. Re: Indesign ME Arabic Issue
                      Zaid Al Hilali Adobe Community Professional

                      ibbieosman  wrote

                       

                      One last thing Zaid. It looks like it's where the word lands thats causing the issue. If I move the word elsewhere it fixes. If I grab any other word and paste it where it's currently breaking the word apart it does the same to the new word.

                       

                      Hope that helps

                      In this case, it has nothing to do with the font, specially you mentioned that you didn't encounter any such issue in previous chapters.

                       

                      I'm away from my post today and cannot investigate the Amiri Font, however my suspicion shifted towards something else, could it be you have an empty frame in the page or on the master that has perhaps text wrap? Try "Select All" while on the page to see if empty frames appears some where on the page, try the same on the Master page.

                       

                      What happens if you create a new text frame and place your text in there, does these same behaviour occur?

                      • 8. Re: Indesign ME Arabic Issue
                        ibbieosman Level 1

                        I'll try that, thanks so much Zaid. I really appreciate the help.