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Help with writing Arabic in web forms
Thread poster: Fuad Yahya
Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
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Jul 17, 2005

My main computer is down, so I am currently using a standby computer (Dell, Windows XP). For some reason, I am unable to write Arabic in web forms on this computer. I can write Arabic in MS Word with no problem. I can copy Arabic text from an MS Word document and paste it in a web form, but I cannot write Arabic directly in a web form. If I switch the language indicator on the tasktray to Arabic, I get a strange string of characters instead of Arabic text. For example, if I press the keys q-w-e-r-t-y, I get 65+BA:

This is happening despite the fact that encoding is switched to Arabic (Windows). I can display Arabic text in web pages without any problem, but I cannot write Arabic.

What is even more surprising is that I can write Arabic in instant messages using MSN Messenger, but I cannot write Arabic email using hotmail or yahoo for example.

I have never experienced anything like this on any other computer. Can anybody shed any light on this matter. Thank you very much.

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Ahmad Hassaballa  Identity Verified
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German to Arabic
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Re: Jul 18, 2005

1. Open Control Panel
2. Go to Regional and Langugae Options
3. In the Language tab, check whether the "Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai) is checked. If not, please do.
4. In the Advanced tab, select Arabic (with any locale) in the dropdown list.

Kind regards,

Ahmad Hassaballa

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