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Thread poster: Ziad Marzouka

Ziad Marzouka  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:51
English to Arabic
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Apr 13, 2006


My work doesn't require the use of TagEditor a lot, but I have used it more than once in the past and I had no problems at all. But now I am translating some webpages from English into Arabic. and the translated text appears all mixed up! first of all the alignment appears to be from left to right, and second if there's an English word in the middle of the Arabic text, all the text appears mixed up. I don't have much experience with this program so I would really appreciate any help. Thanks very much!


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shfranke  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:51
English to Arabic
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Right-to-Left (RTL) Drivers missing? Apr 13, 2006

Greetings... taHaiya Tayyiba wa b3ad...

Based on your description of the reversed display of characters, your Tag Editor seems to be missing Right-to-Left (RTL) drivers needed to support display of RTL Arabic text properly in that direction.

You might visit the website of the manufacturer of Tag Editor and query about the availability of such RTL drivers, as that application apparently does not detect or connect/link with the RTL drivers already installed inside your MS Windows operating systems (assuming your PC uses MS Windows 2000 or XP).

Curious about how many of the several TM and MT products do support RTL display of cursive text such as Arabic, Persian, Kurdish, Urdu and the like.

Hope this helps.

Khair, in shaa' Allah.


Stephen H. Franke
San Pedro, California

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