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Translating English to Arabic on inDesign

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I am copying and pasting Arabic text into inDesign from Word. 

However the text doesnt seem to look the same. When I translate it to English it is correct from inDesign but when I export it into a PDF it doesn't translate the same which is strange as it is the same. 

I have set my inDesign to English-Arabic. 

Any way around this?

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Translating English to Arabic on inDesign

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I am copying and pasting Arabic text into inDesign from Word. 

However the text doesnt seem to look the same. When I translate it to English it is correct from inDesign but when I export it into a PDF it doesn't translate the same which is strange as it is the same. 

I have set my inDesign to English-Arabic. 

Any way around this?

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A few things

Change to the ME version of InDesign.

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/indesign/kb/access-install-hebrew-arabic-indesign-illustrator-CC.html

 

Set the text to be in the World Ready Paragraph Composer.

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/user-guide.html/indesign/using/arabic-hebrew.ug.html

 

And you'll need to have it Right to Left. 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/how-to-instill-rtl-text-direction-right-to-left/td-p/1034584...

 

 

The reason for installing the ME version of the software is that if it's a booklet you have the binding set to Right to Left also.

 

Let me know if you have any queries, I do this sort of thing regularly.

 

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Hi. I have done this, when I copy and paste there is still some things that dont look the same. But when I copy and paste from indesign into translator it works. But as soon as I export it and then copy and paste from the PDF the translation isnt right. Which is weird as it's the same text. 

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What font are you using, some don't have the diatrics and glyphs - so there might be something going on there.

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