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Working with Arabic Text in InDesign

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The XV4 version of Q++Studio supports the native use of Arabic when using any of the supported versions of InDesign.


For an overview of the InDesign features for Arabic available in the Middle East and North African edition of this software, see the page here, which covers the following topics:


Adobe World-Ready Composers

Text direction

Story direction

Automatic Kashida insertion


Diacritical marks

Copy-paste from Microsoft Word

Default fonts

Legacy font support

Digit Types


Find and replace


Justification Alternates

Special Middle East characters insertion

Table direction

Binding directions

Right to Left writing preferences

Page and chapter numbering

Writing direction in Gallery view and Story Editor

Diacritical coloring


To use Arabic, you need to install the MENA (Middle East and North African languages) edition InDesign. You can access MENA editions of InDesign by temporarily switching the language of your Creative Cloud desktop app to either Hebrew or Arabic, as described here.


See also: Working with Arabic Text in QuarkXPress and Working with Hebrew Text in InDesign.


Topic 185360, last updated on 15-Aug-2022