Microsoft Word - Arabic Support?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cleanup, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. cleanup macrumors 68030


    Jun 26, 2005
    When typing Arabic in Microsoft Word or TextEdit, it types from right to left which is grammatically correct, but it does not conjoin the characters (like cursive) as it is supposed to. Typing proper arabic characters is possible in iTunes, Safari, Pages, but not Word. Is there any way around this?

    Microsoft Word 2003 for Windows conjoins the Arabic characters, but so far my cousin has failed in getting Word on her iBook to type it properly.

    Any help? :( She's leaving tomorrow and I need to get this fixed - because I was the one who convinced her to get an iBook. I'd hate it if she regretted the decision.

    But then again, she'd be having oodles more problems with a Windows laptop. :)

  2. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Sep 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    I highly recommend you get Mellel for her. It conjoins Arabic letters properly.

    It'll be among the best $29 or $39 you'll have spent on your cousin's Mac.

    The alternative is Nisus Writer, but Mellel compares well to it.
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    TextEdit seems to conjoin the characters just fine here.

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