How to write in arabic in Photoshop CC (and other adobe programs)

Explorer ,
Jan 23, 2014 Jan 23, 2014

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To enable Arabic in Photoshop CC, go to preferences (Ctrl + K) > 'Type' tab > then set the text engine to MIDDLE EASTERN AND SOUTH ASIAN. Restart Photoshop. Open Photoshop again, go to the Type (in the Menu) > language options > chose MIDDLE EASTER FEATURES. (this enables the right-to-left direction in the paragraph panel).

You're all set now.

Please note that for Illustrator/InDesign and other programs Arabic is enabled by default, so you do not have to do anything.

IMPORTANT!!! Please note that when installing Adobe CC, to have arabic enabled, you must first choose "ENGLISH-ARABIC" language in the installation wizard, instead of leaving it to the default "English", otherwise you cannot use Arabic in Photoshop and the Adobe programs. If you haven't done this you must reinstall Adobe with Arabic/English.

The Good News: You don't have to buy the "Middle Eastern Version" of Adobe anymore, to be able to use Arabic. Now with Adobe CC all you have to do is set the language to English-Arabic in the installation, and arabic will be enabled. (in CS6 and earlier, you had to buy a special MIDDLE EASTERN VERSION of the Adobe suite in order to be able to use the arabic features)

Good luck.

Comment if you need help.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 19, 2015 Mar 19, 2015
I referenced your thread, in my screenshot tutorial on how to change the Photoshop interface language in the Creative Cloud Desktop Panel.Photoshop questionI'm sure English-Arabic and English Hebrew can be added without conflicts, but I never tried. It is a choice in the App Language menu.So Adobe has not yet developed a language pack to change the UI language to Hebrew or Arabic, but does have English-Arabic as a way to at least input Arabic if I understand clearly.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 19, 2015 Mar 19, 2015

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I referenced your thread, in my screenshot tutorial on how to change the Photoshop interface language in the Creative Cloud Desktop Panel.

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I'm sure English-Arabic and English Hebrew can be added without conflicts, but I never tried. It is a choice in the App Language menu.

So Adobe has not yet developed a language pack to change the UI language to Hebrew or Arabic, but does have English-Arabic as a way to at least input Arabic if I understand clearly.

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Sep 16, 2015 Sep 16, 2015

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Thank U

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Explorer ,
Oct 15, 2015 Oct 15, 2015

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welcome

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New Here ,
Mar 03, 2016 Mar 03, 2016

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Thanks Thats great! I would like to link back to your solution from a post on my blog. Thank you

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 15, 2016

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I did the changes in photoshop as per the steps above. But my Illustrator still wouldn't change back to typing arabic. The weird thing is when I purchased the package it worked perfectly fine in the beginning and then my Mac was upgraded and I installed the programs again, and now they wont work. I am desperate and don't know what to do.

Please I need help ASAP

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Explorer ,
Jun 15, 2016 Jun 15, 2016

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this thread was made for windows and not mac, i don't know about mac. but i'll try to help.

did photoshop worked, but illustrator didn't? that's weird -they should both work if you have enabled the Arabic/english feature in the installation, instead of leaving it to english. did you do that?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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I'm going ot confirm that as of Oct. 2020 and with OS X 10.14-10.15 this doesn't work 😞

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New Here ,
Dec 01, 2017 Dec 01, 2017

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Thanks a lot

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Explorer ,
Apr 02, 2018 Apr 02, 2018

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Please check my video tutorial as well.:

How to enable Arabic in Photoshop CC - YouTube

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2020 Jan 19, 2020

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Hi 

 

If we want to enable Middle east option, then we need to uninstall and reinstall or any other option. In preferences i was able to activate Middle East option but when it come to Main Menu > Type > Language options then i am not able to activate as the option is greyed out. Please help me to solve the issue. 

 

Regards

 

KJ

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Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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Thank you it worked

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May 29, 2021 May 29, 2021

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Hi, how do I remove it? The Arabic enabled English?

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