Arabic Tokens and Translations

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Arabic Tokens and Translations

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There are no tokens specific to the Arabic language.

 

Usually, when setting-up diaries that use Arabic, you will use 2 types of tokens:

 

Normal daily, weekly and monthly tokens, whose language tag makes them relate to Arabic as one of the languages selected in the current script.

Tokens relating to dates of the Islamic calendar (or prayer times).

 

If you use Unicode-enabled Arabic fonts, then you can set your tokens the same way as you would set them up to display English, for example. For tokens that use legacy AXT Arabic fonts, then you should use the trick of only setting the opening brace of the token in the desired AXT font, otherwise the result will look weird as AXT fonts map Arabic to the Latin code pages.

 

token with opening brace only in AXT font

token with opening brace only in AXT font

     

token entirely set in AXT font

token entirely set in AXT font

 

If you need the Arabic text resulting from a token to be justified (ie. to use Arabic kashidas), then you will need to apply the QppArabic H&J set to that token.


Topic 179870 updated on 26-Aug-2015.
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