9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2015 7:41 AM by PeterBreis0807
ChuckeyT Level 1 (0 points)

I've recently downloaded a Persian (Farsi) font called Nastaliq, and when I use it in Notes and Text Edit with the Persian Keyboard as the input, it works perfectly fine. However when i use it in Pages, non of the letters attach or connect together.

This is how its suppoed to be:

فانت

This is what it shows in Pages though:

ف ا ن ت

Since it works in other softwares and the mac itself, it leads me to belive there may be a setting or something that I may need to change, or maybe a switch or something that needs to be made.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,115 points)

    ChuckeyT wrote:

     

    Since it works in other softwares and the mac itself, it leads me to belive there may be a setting or something that I may need to change, or maybe a switch or something that needs to be made.

     

    Unfortunately Pages has never been updated to be able to use Windows Arabic fonts.  You have to use one of those supplied by Apple or an AAT font from elsewhere.  There is no user fix for this, but you can ask Apple to fix it via

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    Regarding AAT Arabic fonts, Apple provides Geeza Pro, Al Bayan, Baghdad, Damascus, DecoType Naskh, KufiStandard, Nadeem.  Others are (from SIL) Lateef AAT and Scheherazade AAT, and the XW Zar (and perhaps others) fonts available at

     

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

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,115 points)

    PS I forgot to mention that the best word processor for Persian is Mellel.  Besides TextEdit, Nisus Writer and OpenOffice may work OK.  MS Word for Mac does not support Arabic script.

  • falcon143 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there any way to render arabic font in html file for ios app or please send link for any persian , arabic font ..


  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,115 points)

    falcon143 wrote:

     

    Is there any way to render arabic font in html file for ios app or please send link for any persian , arabic font ..


     

    You cannot add fonts to iOS.  But you should have no problem seeing Arabic in iOS Safari.  Can you not read this site?

     

    http://www.ahram.org.eg/

     

    Please provide more detailed info about your problem.

  • janineJH Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the tip - installed Mellel and I have found it works well with Persian (unlike MS Word)

  • zohrefromhannover Level 1 (0 points)

    If you need to use word for mac inspire of all the above mentioned problems and should type in persian, you can try this:

    Copy a couple of words or a sentence that is written in persian from anywhere (you can just download and keep a word or html file in persian from internet), then paste the sentence in your new word document. Now select the same sentence and begin typing your own words in place of the highlighted words. Now you can go on typing this new document in persian without that problem. Anytime this happens again you can just use the copy format key and copy the format from the correctly typed location and apply it to the other one.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,567 points)

    That probably is a font issue.

     

    The browser is using a compatible font for OSX and that is what is being pasted in Pages 5.

     

    The orginal post was for the previous Pages '09, which had very bad Farsi support.

     

    Peter

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,115 points)

    Peter -- zohre isn't talking about pages, he is providing a known  workaround for getting Word for Mac to display connected arabic, which normally it will not do. This may be useful for some purposes for some people, but  Word for Mac basically still does not support RTL, including the 2016 version for which a preview has been released.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,567 points)

    Thanks Tom

     

    Good to know.

     

    Peter