RE: Arabic and Adobe Flash

From: William Kirtz (
Date: Mon Mar 26 2007 - 14:34:20 CST

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    The short answer is yes, Arabic does change according to the neighboring characters. My recommendation is to not use Flash and use static graphics which you can then place into Flash shows.
    Bill KirtzBill Kirtz 508-320-5393 office 443-284-2468 fax 413-687-3297 mobile

    > To:> From:> Subject: Arabic and Adobe Flash> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:52:43 -0400> > We have an approach to deal with a list of 100 phrases in Arabic > using Adobe/Macromedia Flash. When you copy and paste a phrase of > Arabic into a Flash textbox, Flash reverses it! (Flash does not > handle RTL languages well)> > So, we thought that we could first reverse the characters outside of > Flash and then copy and paste the reversed phrases into Flash. > Problem solved right?> > We'll, when someone that can read Arabic read the phrases, they told > us that the characters looked funny. In essence, the characters > weren't connecting to each other correctly! It's as if you took a > cursive font and laid out the characters and the cursive writing was > not continuous.> > Does Arabic fonts have different versions of a character depending on > it's neighboring characters?> Is there a way for me to map my reversed phrases to the appropriate > characters so that when Flash reverses them everything will look ok?> > Help!> -James> >

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