Re: URDU fonts

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 01:48:53 EST


What free Urdu font do you refer to? What version of Word?

As was said previously, Arabic Windows 98 CANNOT be counted on for input of
Unicode Urdu, as there are 14 characters missing from cp1256 and there is no
keyboard. The font is likely a hack that is replacing other letters with
Urdu ones.

On Win98, all you will be able to really do is DISPLAY text; not input it.


Michael Kaplan
Trigeminal Software, Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Multi-Linguist" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:44 PM
Subject: URDU fonts

> Good day,
> I am here once again with the URDU font problem. I downloaded one of the
> free URDU TTF fonts available on the Internet. But the problem is that it
> does not show up in the Arabic right to left typing in MS-Word. Rather it
> shows up in the English Left to Right typing. Can we use it alongwith the
> Arabic font for typesetting an URDU HTML page, in Arabic Windows-98??
> I hope my question is clear.
> Best regards and Merry Christmas
> Paresh

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