Open Office - Arabic

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sboulema, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    Is it possible to write and read Arabic in Open Office? I download the Dutch version of Open Office and its working great, but i cant figure out how to write in Arabic.
    Do i need to download an update or a complete different version of OPen Office, or am i just overlooking something here :S
    Already looked at the homepage of Open Office but couldnt find anything usefull.
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    Found it out myself :)
    Just download a version of Open Office (doesnt need to be arabic, this is only for the gui you want). Then goto Tools->Preferences->Language Settings and enable CTL and choose a default language for CTL. Now set-up XP to support Arabic and install an arabic keyboard lay-out. strat Open Office, switch to the arabic keyboard lay-out and the cursor will jump to the right and you can start typing :)