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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 and Arabic: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel

Update on April 28th: I got the chance to try Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 beta 2. I discovered the following: Arabic letters do not render properly in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 (first picture). However it works find in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel (next 3 screen-shots). Update: According to Apple-wd Word does support Arabic. Remember that this is ...

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iPad Questions and Answers – part 1

Khalid Alaraifi was kind enough to accept questions about the Apple iPad and he will answer based on his experience with the device. I asked the members of the facebook page to submit their questions about the iPad and I forwarded them to Khalid. He sent me the answers in Arabic and I have translated them to English as well. ...

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iPad language capability

Tom Gewecke, owner of Multilingual Mac a site dedicated to share info about using non-English languages on the Mac, has posted about the iPad’s support for non-English languages. In particular there is no input for Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Traditional Chinese, and also various European languages. iPad Safari can display all of these without problem. iPad Language Capabilities Update [Multilingual Mac]. ...

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First photo of Arabic in the Apple iPad

This is one of the first photos of an Apple iPad displaying Arabic text taken by Khalid Alaraifi. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac.net.

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Arabic iPad: Can read but can’t write

Today is the launch of the Apple iPad in the United States. And just like we said before: Arabic language as a keyboard and interface is still missing. The iPad can display other languages like Arabic correctly. Supported languages the iPad are: English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Russian. We expect Apple to release an iPad ...

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Regarding Arabic on SaudiMac

Late January we received the following email message. It’s in Arabic. Basically the guy is complaining from the lack of Arabic on SaudiMac and accused us of targeting only the International market to make a profit. He obviously doesn’t know about the existence of SaudiMac.net. Here is the message: Title: اود الانظمام السلام عليكم تقول: “We decided to open this ...

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Demand Arabic in Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft announced Office for Mac 2011 at Macworld 2010 earlier this month. Arabic/Hebrew RTL/BiDi language support is still missing. The admins at the Office for Mac Facebook page responded to my question regarding Arabic support. Their response was “This is the sort of passion we love to see! And please, please, please…have your friends send requests to this form so ...

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Arabic on the iPad

Update (September 16): Official Arabic support in the iPad with iOS 4.2. Screen shots included. Update (September 3): iPad to get Arabic support with iOS 4.2 in November. After the announcement of the iPad, Apple has released the latest version of the iPhone SDK to include support for the iPad. I got the chance to try it this morning. Arabic ...

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Neo Office, an alternative for Microsoft Office for Mac

We talked before about how Microsoft is ignoring Arabic speaking Mac users by not supporting Arabic in their Office suite. Apple’s iLife have better support and there is another alternative called NeoOffice. NeoOffice is free and based on Open Office, an open source office suite. Start by downloading NeoOffice (Download link). To add support for Arabic do the following: make ...

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Picture of the Arabic iPod nano

We mentioned that Arabic was added to the latest 5th gen iPod nano. Adam from The MacCast podcast was generous to take a photo of the Arabic interface in the new iPod nano. As you notice although it is in Arabic it is still aligned to the left. The 5G iPod nano is now available now from Amazon.

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