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Isn't it more of a Windows thing? I know I had to do a project with Asian titles, and I had to install an Asian font pack (or something like that) because my version of Windows wasn't set up for that. After I did, everything worked fine.
I'd look into that. It seems to me that Photoshop, and the Premiere Pro titler, should be able to handle those fonts.
try this link...
or this one...
hope that helps!
I am able to type arabic fine in Microsoft Word and other programs. I was able to get premiere to type Arabic, however the letters type separate from each other, in arabic the same letter looks totally different if it's connected together to make a word or if it's separated and you can't move the letters closer together as tech support thought, again because it's typing them in the capital singular form and would not type them in the attached form. This is an adobe problem as tech support stated that adobe doesn't support international fonts. You might be able to get it to work with languages that the letters look the same when they are attached or detached, but not in this case. I even tried typing in MS Word and copying and pasting in the titler, but it ends up breaking the word into capital singular letters, which again doesn't compose a word any more as it looks different detached.
As regards FCP. Check it out (hands on) for your needs before you leap.... because the Titling is a very weak point.
There have been some recent discussions on Arabic fonts and their usage in Premiere. You should do a search of both the Premiere Pro CS2 & CS3 forums. Seems that Eddie Lotter posted some links that showed the ins and outs.
Can you create your titles as .PSD in Photoshop and import them?
>I am able to type arabic fine in Microsoft Word and other programs.
What about typing them in PowerPoint, which will allow a .tiff export that you can bring into Premiere.
I did some graphics for a Thai medical trip about 5 years ago. Their written language is quite odd with stacked accents, modified kerning, etc. Found a generic Thai font online, installed it and did the whole project in Photoshop.
It took some tedious manual adjustments between letters, line spacing, etc., but it worked fine and the Thai people never even noticed.
I'm sure you could at least do the same thing for your project. Create the titles in Photoshop and import them to Premiere as graphics. You lose some flexibility in titling, but gain full control of the font.
Well god bless you Kamal Saieh,
Like many PPro users you've discovered everything doesn't always go to plan. So you can sit there and ***** about the shortcomings of this fine American product, lamenting on how you should have bought something else or crawl out from that pit you seem to have dug for yourself and get the job done. So you're having trouble with foreign language text on a english based platform. That one's a no brainer - did you check that you could achieve this prior to purchasing the software? What should you do? Reward yourself with a coke, treat yourself an icecream, take the dog for a walk, hang some pictures of the family around your home - whatever it takes to get away from the project for a bit of time because at times you can need it.
I'd had a similar problem and overcame it quickly by incorporating Photoshop tactics to achieve a fantastic result. You can do the same. A good editor never blames his tools.
What I've found the only way to do this is to go into MS Word, Note Pad, Works etc. You type it, save a screen shot, import it in photoshop to create a PSD. The only problem you end up with a raster image instead of a vector font, but you have to live with it and hope your client will not complain. It's amazing that you can type correct international font characters in a $20 software such as Note Pad but not in Adobe's. I don't mean to be ******** but come on Adobe you can do better.
Have you tried the Photoshop thing I mentioned? Sounds like you're trying to make this harder than it is. Exporting from Photoshop as a transparent PNG file works great of you need see-through graphics. If you need fonts, try this site:
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You can use Middle Eastern edition of Adobe software, such as InDesign CS3-ME, PhotoShop CS3-ME, Illustrator CS3-ME, Dreamweaver CS3-ME, Acrobat 9.0 Pro-ME.
Use PhotoShop or Illustrator CS3-MEs to prepare the Arabic text, save to outlines or as PDF or EPS or many other file formats, then import or place this into your non-ME program. All the letters will join properly. You know even have Arabic Calligraphy supported within InDesign CS3-ME and Tasmeem.
Arabic is a complex script based language. You cannot simply type Arabic in non ME programs, the letters won't join properly. You can't import Arabic text to non ME programs, everything will get messed up.
USE Adobe CS3-ME programs... -see http://www.fontworld.com
Ever since 9/11, as an effort to boost morale for the troops, and to support the surge, Adobe has removed arabic titling. If you real the fine print in Obama's program you will notice that getting arabic titling back will be proposed as a law in the house and the senate.
You know what? That's funny. Coming from a guy outside the USA, it is even funnier. Well done.
To All YOU people out there,
Well I just went to your questions and reply. Well its just great to all the replies that I went through. But what should a person do if he has to complete around 1000 educational topics in Arabic language. Following the methods mentioned above its just impossible to finish on time and within the target.
3 yrs back I had a project that I had to complete say like around a thousand topics in Arabic language, the software that I used was premiere pro 1.5. All I had to do was re-do the typing in Arabic once again and just import in the title windows.
It was like magic then that the Arabic font got imported.
But the updated version in premiere after that did not support the font at all. God only knows why.
>But the updated version in premiere after that did not support the font at all. God only knows why.
Allah may know why... ;-)