Can't view Arabic with Indesign
Thread poster: Muhammad Atallah

Muhammad Atallah  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 06:15
Member (2009)
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Mar 24, 2009

Hello Everybody,

Recently, I have done a translation project for an American agency. The file was in Indesign format, and should be translated into Arabic. After submitting my translation, the agency sent me an email informing me that they can't view the Arabic translation. Although the file works well in my computer, and I proved this by sending the file in PDF format to the agency, they can't view the Arabic translation. Does anyone have any idea of how to overcome this problem?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Best Regards!


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:15
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They simply need the font that you used. Mar 24, 2009

Otherwise your translation will not display.

Send them this particular font (all versions that you have), they have to install it in Program Files > Adobe > Indesign > Fonts.

Everything should work out just fine then.


Good luck and best regards,

Nicole


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Ines Areal Perez
Germany
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Illustrator Mar 24, 2009

I had the same problem with illustrator. Should I get also the fonts from the translator.

Thanks, Inés


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
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Middle-eastern version of Indesign will be required to see Arabic properly Mar 25, 2009

Up to CS3, the regular version of Indesign does not support Arabic language. They have brought out a separate Middle Eastern version which has specific support for Arabic and other right to left languages.

So if you are able to use Arabic properly in your computer, you probably have the Middle Eastern version of Indesign, while your client probably has a regular version. That could be why they are not able to see the Arabic properly.

Explore this link and the other links in this website for more information:

http://typophile.com/node/49832


So this is not a question of fonts and sending your clients the Arabic fonts is unlikely to help.

[2009-03-25 07:59 GMT पर संपादन हुआ]


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ahmadwadan.com  Identity Verified
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Exactly Mar 25, 2009

Balasubramaniam L. wrote:

Up to CS3, the regular version of Indesign does not support Arabic language. They have brought out a separate Middle Eastern version which has specific support for Arabic and other right to left languages.

So if you are able to use Arabic properly in your computer, you probably have the Middle Eastern version of Indesign, while your client probably has a regular version. That could be why they are not able to see the Arabic properly.

Explore this link and the other links in this website for more information:

http://typophile.com/node/49832


So this is not a question of fonts and sending your clients the Arabic fonts is unlikely to help.

[2009-03-25 07:59 GMT पर संपादन हुआ]


Yes, thats it.


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Fathy Shehatto  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:15
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InDesign CS3 ME Version Mar 25, 2009

Dear Muhammad,

Same problem happened to me last week.

Your client must install InDesign CS3 ME Version. ME means a Middle East Version that supports all eastern (Right to Left ) Langauges.

Kind Reagrds
Fathy Shehatto



[Edited at 2009-03-25 11:18 GMT]


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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I thought about the wrong InDesign version too, but... Mar 25, 2009

Why would any agency deal with languages where they can't even handle the files?

This didn't make any sense to me.


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