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AFTER EFFECTS // LOCALIZATION - SWITCHING FROM ENGLISH TO ARABIC IN TEXT LAYERS

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Sep 01, 2020

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I'm currently attempting to switch over all of the English language text layers to Arabic in an After Effects project for a client, who has provided excel sheet of all the translations. Ideally, I want to be able copy and paste from the excel sheet directly into the English text layers, replacing the English of course. But when I attempt to paste the translations into the previously created English text layers, the Arabic characters do not connect and display from left to right instead of right to left.

I am using an appropriate font (Adobe Arabic). And I have already changed the text engine to 'South Asian and Middle Eastern' as well restarted After Effects.

The Arabic characters do connect when I copy into newly created text layers, but ideally I just want to be able to paste directly into the previously created English text layers to preserve the position and scale of the text layer. I am hoping to avoid having to take the extra step of copying and pasting attributes from text layer to text layer due to time constraints and the sheer number of text layers I have to apply translations to. 

Does anyone have any recommendations for solving the above issue? Thank you! Please see images below for reference of the unconnected Arabic characters in action. 

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try this website, you can past your text converted then copy and past it in after effects http://www.arabic-keyboard.org/photoshop-arabic/  

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AFTER EFFECTS // LOCALIZATION - SWITCHING FROM ENGLISH TO ARABIC IN TEXT LAYERS

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I'm currently attempting to switch over all of the English language text layers to Arabic in an After Effects project for a client, who has provided excel sheet of all the translations. Ideally, I want to be able copy and paste from the excel sheet directly into the English text layers, replacing the English of course. But when I attempt to paste the translations into the previously created English text layers, the Arabic characters do not connect and display from left to right instead of right to left.

I am using an appropriate font (Adobe Arabic). And I have already changed the text engine to 'South Asian and Middle Eastern' as well restarted After Effects.

The Arabic characters do connect when I copy into newly created text layers, but ideally I just want to be able to paste directly into the previously created English text layers to preserve the position and scale of the text layer. I am hoping to avoid having to take the extra step of copying and pasting attributes from text layer to text layer due to time constraints and the sheer number of text layers I have to apply translations to. 

Does anyone have any recommendations for solving the above issue? Thank you! Please see images below for reference of the unconnected Arabic characters in action. 

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Correct answer by OussK | Adobe Community Professional

try this website, you can past your text converted then copy and past it in after effects http://www.arabic-keyboard.org/photoshop-arabic/  

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Sep 02, 2020

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Hi wyattw52995801,

 

Thanks for reaching out. We'd love to help you out. Would you mind sharing the follwoing details:

  1. What's the exact version of After Effects you're using?
  2. Are you on macOS or Windows?
  3. Where are you copying the text from? Is it a text editor or web?

Let us know, we're here to help.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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try this website, you can past your text converted then copy and past it in after effects http://www.arabic-keyboard.org/photoshop-arabic/  

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Thank you so so so much! This website is working perfectly for our needs.

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