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How to enable Ubuntu to read/play Arabic subtitles?

I can't watch any movie with Arabic subtitles, I have tried to open the sub file and it displayed as all Chinese characters. How can I get Arabic subtitles working?
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How to enter Arabic superscript and subcript alef in keyboard?

How to insert Arabic character for superscript alef (like in هٰ) and subscript alef (like in هٖ) from keyboard directly? Are they commonly used in Arabic or only used in Mushaf Uthmani of The Holy ...
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Is there a way to search for keyboard layouts by characters on specific buttons?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7520 SE, bought it here in Egypt. I need to install the English and Arabic language layouts but I've spent too much time trying numerous different layouts and nothings worked ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can't read Arabic texts

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 , it can't read Arabic letters and words properly. that what I get when I open files contains Arabic, please notice that same files are showed correctly on windows: ÇáÞÇäæä ...
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Ubuntu Arabic font family [closed]

Why are the Ubuntu font developers taking too long to finalize the Arabian font family? And what happened to the beta Arabic font? why isn't it supported anymore? Thanks...
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ubuntu non unicode problem

How does Ubuntu read non Unicode programs? I installed an Arabic-English dictionary and couldn't read the display language Arabic to English. ALL I can see are ? a series of unreadable characters! ...
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Copy Arabic files, characters turn “?”

I can write Arabic using Ubuntu, but now I got this problem: I copied some Arabic files (books and music) from another hard disk and all the names turned into "??? ?? ?????.pdf" what makes it ...
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kdenlive unable to show corectly or open folders or files with Unicode names (Ex: Arabic)

I was working on kdenlive correctly with out any problem in Ubuntu 13.04 x32. I use Ubuntu13.04 x64 Unity and installed Kdenlive form software center. I can't open clip that has an Arabic name or in ...
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After update, my system language changed to English 12.10

I updated my computer just now and inexplicably the language changed from Arabic to English. I can't figure out why, and the /etc/default/locale file has Arabic listed. Whenever I try to open the ...
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wine doesn't show persian(or arabic) words

I installed Winehq but when I open a program which has Persian(or Arabic) words it doesn't shows the words and shows square instead of words! What I have to do?
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Flash player does not work probably with Arabic language

The Flash plug-in version 11.2 which is the latest version does not support the Arabic language. It shows the characters separated and oriented from left to right; whereas it has to display them as ...
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How to Customize the (Phonetic-Arabic) Keyboard Layout? [duplicate]

uI am a newcomer to the linux world. Been using msoft for 20years or more. Just moved to Ubuntu since 3 weeks and I am really enjoying it. I am needing an phonetic keyboard for arabic similar to ...
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I want to read my *.bok and *.mdb in Ubuntu 12.04?

When I use Windows I read my arabic book (*.mdb & *.bok) by maktaba shamela. And now I use ubuntu 12.04 and I need to read my *.bok & .mdb file. I tried to install makatba shamela with wine ...
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Arabic disappeared after 12.04 upgrade!

Well, I was amongst the 12.04 Beta upgraders, and since then I've lost the ability to write in Arabic, and I've been using Ubuntu since 2008 as an only OS without any issues, and been upgrading since ...
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Arabic keyboard code 12.04

I saw this Typing in Hebrew with Lubuntu on askubutu.com. I need to know what the Arabic language keyboard code?
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Arabic Saudi Arabia not available in Regional Formats list

I installed Arabic support in Ubuntu 12.04 but there is no Arabic Saudi Arabia in Regional Formats list. All other Arabic regional formats are available e.g. Arabic UAE, Arabic Syria, Arabic Kuwait, ...
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How to show Arabic properly in PDF files?

I have some PDF files in Arabic, They work fine on windows. however not on Ubuntu 12.04. In System Settings ▸ Language support I did install Arabic. I also tried other PDF programs but I just get ...
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How can I install a complete Arabic font?

I have installed Arabic language support using the language tool, but I am still unable to get this page to render correctly: http://www.iamcal.com/understanding-bidirectional-text/ Which fonts do I ...
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How to enable Arabic support in GNOME terminal?

I'm trying to write Arabic in the terminal app but it does not recognize right-to-left text and does not bind the Arabic letters together as it should. I tried this solution ...
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Is there an Anglicized transliteration IME for typing Arabic?

In IBus Preferences, Hindi has 5 different IMEs (Input Method Editors), some of which utilize Anglicized transliteration schemes.. ie. they use the Latin alphabet keys on a US keyboard to represent ...
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Right-to-Left script fail with Flash Player

I am continuing an abandoned thread Arabic reading error, since it was not solved. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04, Firefox 3.6.14. I've checked for Flash Player, I have the recent version installed. In the ...
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How to properly orient the cursor for typing in Arabic?

Whenever I am typing in Arabic, the cursor skips to the beginning of the line because if it were written from left to right, that would be where I last typed. How can I fix that?
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Arabic reading error

I can't read Arabic correctly (from Right to Left) when using Firefox to open Flash websites in Ubuntu 10.10 example: http://www.fpnp.net/ Please I need help, thanks...