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How do I use Arabic fonts in Adobe applications?

To display Arabic text correctly you will need to activate Adobe’s World Ready Composer.

In Indesign you can do this in the ‘Paragraph’ pane (Window > Paragraph > panel menu) and select ‘Adobe World-ready Paragraph Composer’.

In Illustrator you can do this in the ‘Paragraph’ pane (Window > Type > Paragraph > panel menu) use ‘Middle Eastern & South Asian Single-line Composer’.

Text Direction
Arabic text has a right to left text direction so you will need to update this setting in the Paragraph panel too.

Further information can be found on Adobe’s software help website here.

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