Questions tagged [arabic]

Questions relating to the Arabic language, fonts ... or even other languages which use Arabic script like Persian, Urdu... Consider adding `RTL` tag if it is common with Right-to-Left languages (BiDirection, Shaping, Display...), and `Unicode` tag if it is common with language written using Non-ASCII letters (Unicode input,...)

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How do I spellcheck Arabic in Gedit?

How can I spellcheck text files that contain Arabic text? The answer in Adding languages to gedit spellchecker recommends installing a myspell dictionary, but no such dictionary seems to exist for ...
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Mono problem with Arabic/Persian words

Why Mono can't display Arabic/Persian words correct and separates every character? Compare these two screenshots to find out what i mean. Second one is correct that opened with Wine but Wine is too ...
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why all Arabic regional formats uses US numerals

As language source is set to Arabic system should output ٠ ١ ٢ ٣ instead of 0 1 2 3, noting that my regional formats are set to Arabic (jordan)
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How to Install Scribus 1.5.3/4 on Ubuntu 18

I need to know the installation procedures for this version of Scribus (which is a Devel. Version) on UBUNTU 18, because it supports arabic. I have already visited the website, and downloaded ppa over ...
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Custom Keyboard Variant (for Transliteration of Arabic) not working

I tried setting up a custom keyboard layout in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS for being able to write Arabic transliteration for scientific purposes (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Arabic ; ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Doesn't actually change the language for input

I am trying to type in Arabic as well as in English. I set up the Arabic keyboard using the following steps: Settings -> Region & Language -> + -> Arabic I also added Arabic (QWERTY) just to ...
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Problem installing Arabic on 18.04

I have correctly followed the steps of installing Arabic from here The letters "en" and "ar" show on the top right of the screen. However, it has no effect. Is there something I'm missing?
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How can I make Arabic letters in the terminal display correctly? [duplicate]

Arabic letters in the terminal look different than what they are supposed to be, and are not readable. Arabic characters in a word should be connected, but in this case, they are scattered in an ...
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Arabic font ubuntu 17.10

After upgrading to ubuntu 17.10 from 17.04, all Arabic fonts across the system look like this now. I changed the system fonts but didn't work.
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How to fix arabic diacritics displaying properly in Zekr

I install Zekr Qur'an study software from Ubuntu Software on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS In order to run, I must install this sudo apt-get install libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 after Zekr can run, I got diacritics (...
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Changed from english to arabic, however some language system text is still in arabic

I study arabic, so I thought it would be fun to change the system language to arabic on my ubuntu 16.04. However noticed that it wasn't that fun and since I'm still quite new to the language I changed ...
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I want to read my *.bok in Ubuntu 16.04?

I have files with extension .bok from Shamela file. They contain Arabic text. What can I do to read .bok files in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? Is there an application to open them? === UPDATED Tue 18 Oct 2016 =...
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how to make Ubuntu compatible with arabic [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. Is there some way to make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language? I don't mean the keyboard layouts , I mean when open an exiting windows text file it's like this: But when ...
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Arabic text does not render [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. Now any Arabic text is displayed as squares, as shown in the image below. I tried installing the Arabic language pack but this did not solve the problem.
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How can I disable gedit's behaviour of right-aligning Arabic text?

If I open a new document in Gedit and I type a line in English, followed by a line in Arabic, Gedit is very smart and makes the line in English right-aligned, and it makes the Arabic left-aligned, as ...
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How to change arabic font for 15.10?

How to change Arabic font for 15.10? Cause the font in Facebook and Other sites is too bad :D
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How to read ANSI encoded files in the right way?

I have some files that Ubuntu can't read it ( ANSI encoding ) but Windows can read it well. When I open it in gedit or notepad++ it seems like this : Êã ÇáÊÍæíá áÜÜ How can I make Ubuntu read ...
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How to type in Arabic in LibreOffice

I used to write and read .odf and .doc files in Arabic on my laptop and then suddenly one day LibreOffice stopped reading and writing in Arabic. I can normally write in Arabic in the browser for ...
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Gnome shell inverted clock

Here is how the clock appears in my gnome shell: Even though I'm using the Arabic language, this is not how the clock should be displayed. Previously, it worked well but now I don't know what ...
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I can't open files named in Arabic in Kubuntu 14.04

I have an issue reading files named in Arabic. When I was on Ubuntu with Unity it could read them, but when I use KDE, they can't, unless I rename them in latin characters. I looked on some solutions ...
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Weird Arabic notification on login

I don't speak Arabic and neither have I installed anything related to Arabic, but on login I get this strange notification: What could be the cause and how do I get rid of it? (Also, what does it say?...
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Make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language Can you help me please
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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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 https://bugs.launchpad....
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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...