Hindi Digits in Illustrator 2020

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Sep 23, 2020

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the 2019 version had a very obvious drop-down for it in the Character tab. But I can't find it anywhere in the 2020 version. I have numbers I want to switch to the Hindi (used in arabic) numbers.Screen Shot 2020-09-23 at 11.37.01 AM.png

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 24, 2020
Zaid Al Hilali Adobe Community Professional , Sep 24, 2020
I'm afraid that you don't have the Middle Eastern version any longer. It appears that when you updated your Illustrator to the latest version the wrong version was downloaded. You basically need to remove your copy of Illustrator, change the language from Adobe CC desktop application, then download Illustrator again to get full Arabic features.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 24, 2020

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I'm afraid that you don't have the Middle Eastern version any longer. It appears that when you updated your Illustrator to the latest version the wrong version was downloaded.

You basically need to remove your copy of Illustrator, change the language from Adobe CC desktop application, then download Illustrator again to get full Arabic features.

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thank you! it worked

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 24, 2020

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You're welcome.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 24, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to Zaid's correct response, I'd request checking out this help article to know how to install MENA version.

Additionally, please see this help article to know how to type in Arabic.

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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HI Asutosh and Zaid Al Hilali,

{Currently am using Acrobat X pro}. I am interested in Working on mutiple .pdf files that are all in (Indian) Sanskrit/Hindi or Gujarati languages. You mentioned that 'to do a word search in these .pdf files, I cannot use Acrobat, but can be helped with Illustrator. Can an Enterprise license make me eligible for that download or i have to buy it separately?

pls. advice.

thnx.

-rajsan1

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi Rajsan,

You can search for words in Acrobat and the free Adobe Reader if the text in the PDF is live text, not an image or outline. There is no point in involving Illustrator to perform a word search.

 

Note. The above topic/post I answered is not related to the Hindi language, it is rather about these numbers ٠٩٨٧٦٥٤٣٢١ used in many Arab countries, these numbers are called Hindi digits/numbers since they were introduced by the Mogul invaders centuries ago. While these digits 1234567890 are called Arabic numbers as they were geometrically designed by an Arab scholar before the Hindi digits were introduced in the Arab world.

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2020

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Hi Zaid, 

 Thanks for your prompt reply. I have tried searching for "live" Hindi-Sanskrit words under .pdf using Acrobat X pro. but to no avail. Is it possible that it looks for a Hindi, etc. library first locally? I have these South Asian languages installed on my PC system. 

anyway, i shall keep looking... one day...

Hope is an amazing virtue!

best

Rajsan1 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Just to check your document's fonts. In Acrobat X Pro, go to the menu File > Properties, in the newly opened window, click on the "Fonts" tab to see the list of fonts. Do you see any fonts there, what are they?

 

Moreover, you may download the latest free Adobe Reader to open your document and test the search in the free version before you attempt to purchase Acrobat's latest license.

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New Here ,
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Hello Zaid,
Sorry for the delay in response.

No, I do not see any fonts in the 'properties' window under the file menu,
of the said .pdf that I opened with Adobe Acrobat X Pro.

Now what's my next step to download fonts exclusively for Adobe?

Am using Windows 10 pro, 64bit, and have all South East Asian languages
installed under Office 365.

pls. advice.
thnx
raj S

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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To my knowledge, if you don't see any fonts under the fonts tab then you don't have live text in your document, hence your document is unsearchable.

Most likely, the text in the document is either an image or a vector outline (converted to drawing).

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good to know.
Thnx
best to you. be well.
Raj s

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New Here ,
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Hello

I have the opposite problem - in the new version of illustrator updated - all my numerals are coming up in Arabic and I cant change them as I cannot see the "digits" option in the character panel - what can I do to see the digits option please to change it English numerlas?

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