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Arabic font problem

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MrHasanleb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 13, 2013 4:01 AM

Dear Moderators,

 

I read a lot of articles about Arabic font but this is really serious for me as i work in TV and we want to use a very specific

font and not the one who are already there in finalcut 7, we added the font but the letters are not connected, so any help

would be appreciated to do that, and thanks a lot.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    May 13, 2013 4:35 AM (in response to MrHasanleb)
  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    May 13, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to MrHasanleb)

    what do you mean by "the font is disconnected?"  Did you install the font?  Open fontbook, (which is in your applications folder) and file:  add fonts.  Did it do this successfully?  Once the font's installed you can also "validate the font" in Fontbook, to make sure it's installed correctly.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,930 points)
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    May 13, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to MrHasanleb)

    MrHasanleb wrote:

     

    the letters are not connected

     

    This means you are trying to use a Windows Arabic font in an app that does not support them for Arabic. 

     

    In such a case you must use an AAT (not opentype) font.  Besides the ones that come with OS X, you can find them at SIL and at the Mellel site.

     

    http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=arabicfonts

    http://www.redlers.com/downloadfont.html

     

    Some apps like TextEdit should be able to use your Windows font, but you might then have to convert it to images for your purposes (I don't know what your workflow is or what you are trying to produce).

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,930 points)
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    May 13, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to MrHasanleb)

    MrHasanleb wrote:

     

    any converter from opentype to AAT that completely supports Arabic in writing ?

     

    I don't know of one.  But the fellow Behnam who created the XW Zar fonts on the Mellel site is kind of an expert at doing this, and he might be able to help.

     

    Regarding images, I understand it is not uncommon to use a separate titling app like Belle Nuit to create title images which are then imported into FCS, etc.  Whether Belle Nuit supports Windows Arabic fonts I don't know.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,930 points)
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    May 13, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to MrHasanleb)

    The expert I mentioned is Behnam Rassi.  If you do a google search, you should be able to find an email or other contact point.

     

    The app FontForge is capable of some kinds of conversion from OpenType to AAT.

     

    http://fontforge.org/gposgsub.html

     

    Rassi might know whether it does enough to make Arabic possible.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,930 points)
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    May 13, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to MrHasanleb)

    PS I have verified that Belle Nuit does not support Windows Arabic fonts.

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