Arabic language support

Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2018 Jan 04, 2018

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I have a problem when I want to write some words in the Arabic language. After typing the words and save the pdf file and open it again, all the words are displayed in reversed order and separated.

The example:

السلام

but the Adobe displays the word like this: م ا ل س ل ا

I'm using Adobe dc and the option right to left is enabled.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 05, 2018 Jan 05, 2018
As you noticed, you can type Arabic well in the Fill & Sign environment, however once you exit the environment back to the document level workspace, your Arabic text which you typed in the Fill & Sign becomes disjointed.This is a known bug in Acrobat/Reader. You may vote here to fix the bug.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 04, 2018 Jan 04, 2018

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Hi Essa,

Adobe Acrobat supports Arabic language within many features but not all. However, the support for Arabic is still not available and it is stil under review.

You can try the workaround suggested in the similar discussion- Arabic PDF characters are disjointed and reversed!

Also see- How do I extract Arabic Text using Acrobat DC? 

Hope this will help a bit.

Regards,

Akanchha

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Jan 05, 2018 Jan 05, 2018

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I read the discussion but there is no solution. I would to recommend using Adobe reader XI because i try it and it works fine with arbic language by using the language pack.

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Jan 04, 2018 Jan 04, 2018

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مرحبا

Which feature in Acrobat are you using to type/edit text? Is this Acrobat Pro?

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Jan 05, 2018 Jan 05, 2018

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Hi Im using sign and fill. Its just to add text and you can not edit it directly.

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As you noticed, you can type Arabic well in the Fill & Sign environment, however once you exit the environment back to the document level workspace, your Arabic text which you typed in the Fill & Sign becomes disjointed.

This is a known bug in Acrobat/Reader. You may vote here to fix the bug.

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May 08, 2020 May 08, 2020

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"I have Adobe Reader DC and I have a problem when I want to write some words in the Arabic language. After typing the words and save the pdf file and open it again, all the words are displayed in reversed order and separated.

 

The example:

السلام

but the Adobe displays the word like this: م ا ل س ل ا

 

And I cant solve this problem.

could you please help me to solve this problem.

Thank you

 

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Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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Hello 

I'm using Acrobat proffessional and if i write in initial two words in arabic after first space the letters disappeared from first word !

Is there any solution for that.

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Nov 16, 2020 Nov 16, 2020

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Hello,

When I start editing the text it damage it text as well when I convert it to .doc file.

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Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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I found a temporary solution. Initials in arabic show up correctly. So add initials with whatever you want to fill then delete those initials and add another initial for each field you need filled in Arabic.

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