Arabic Text

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David Genis
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Arabic Text

Post by David Genis » 09 Jun 2004, 04:14

I'm creating a document in English and Arabic. Unfortunately, when I copy and paste the Arabic copy from word directly into Quark it produces only gobbledygook - question/punctuation marks etc. The same happens when I 'get text' via Quark.

Does anybody have any ideas?


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Arabic Text

Post by Linda » 11 Jun 2004, 12:18

Do you have a font that supports Arabic? Are you on a Mac or a PC? Have you tried "Get Text" rather than copying and pasting?

You might need to look at Passport rather than XPress...

Wish I could be of more help.


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Arabic Text

Post by ReneG » 11 Jun 2004, 12:41

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Arabic Text

Post by Rhea » 11 Jun 2004, 12:57

Passport does not include support for the Arabic language. However, a third party XTension called "Arabic XT" from Layout Ltd in Lebanon does provide support for Arabic and Hebrew. You can contact them at:

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