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are they gonna support arabic writing

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Mar 19, 2013 4:43 PM

i want to buy the iwork station but i dunno if they will support full arabic writing could any 1 help please

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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to Adooos)

    Mellel is a far better solution for R to L text.

     

    No-one knows what Apple is up to, including Apple half the time.

     

    The fact there are no Arabic Apple Stores suggests Apple does not consider Arab speakers a target market.

     

    The best Arabic support is still in Ms Word for Windows.

     

    Peter

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    PeterBreis0807 wrote:

     

    The fact there are no Arabic Apple Stores suggests Apple does not consider Arab speakers a target market.

     

     

    Things are improving a little: Apple has recently started selling Arabic keyboard Macbooks via its US (and also Australian I see) online stores.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 10:45 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)

    That's news to me Tom.

     

    I was in the Bondi Junction Store last week and the staff not only couldn't help or advise an Arab tourist but denied having an Arabic keyboard anywhere, telling her to get stickers.

     

    Peter

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,900 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 6:23 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    PeterBreis0807 wrote:

     

    I was in the Bondi Junction Store last week and the staff not only couldn't help or advise an Arab tourist but denied having an Arabic keyboard anywhere, telling her to get stickers.

     

    It would not surprise me if such machines were only available via the online store, but the staff of course should know that at least.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 6:53 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)

    …at least.

     

    Sometimes they can even answer bonus questions…

     

    You have to cut them some slack, given that Apple is probably only prepared to pay them something similar to their US employees, nearly everyone I've talked to is just a student treating it as their "Macdonalds" moment.

     

    Peter

     

    btw Good news, at least for us here in Australia, our Consumer Affairs has forced Apple amongst others, to recognise a minimum 2 year warranty on all their products, similar to the EU's. Apple is trying to keep it from their customers, but the word has got around very quickly.

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