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Arabic websites not turning out right?

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PreviousGirl21 Calculating status...
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Apr 20, 2007 1:22 PM
whenever i go to a website where the language is arabic, all of the letters are there but they are not connected and it makes it very difficult to read. i tried going to text encoding and changing it to a different form of arabic but it still doesn't work. what do i do?

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  • Larry_Rymal Calculating status...
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    Apr 20, 2007 2:24 PM (in response to PreviousGirl21)
    I certainly can't read Arabic, but for comparison sake, I'm at my office on a Dell computer. I just went to the Aljazeera website and copied/pasted a portion of a sentence. I have no idea what I just pasted:

    تقدم نيكولا ساركوزي على منافس

    What I see are approximatedly five words with joined characters, and a space separation between the words. Perhaps some inflection character has a slight separation.

    http://www.aljazeera.net
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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)
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    Apr 22, 2007 1:57 PM (in response to PreviousGirl21)
    whenever i go to a website where the language is
    arabic, all of the letters are there but they are not
    connected


    This is caused by the presence of windows arabic fonts. Try removing the Arial an Times New Roman installed by MS Office.

    See Browser issues here:

    ttp://homepage.mac.com/thgewecke/TypingArabic.html
    eMac G4/700 384/40, Mac OS X (10.4)

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