World-​​ready Composer

Adobe CS4 and CS5 officially doesn't support Arabic. Instead, there is a separate ME version (Middle Eastern) which supports left-to-right languages.

This means that Adobe CS4 and CS5 will only show Arabic isolated glyphs, which don't connect as they should.


However, there is a work-around to activate Arabic support in CS4 and CS5, as it is described here:

http://www.thomasphinney.com/2009/01/adobe-world-ready-composer http://indesigning.net/right-to-left-arabic-hebrew-hindi-in-indesign-cs4-none-me

These templates and scripts enable World-​​ready Composer, allowing to use Arabic in CS4 and CS5.

Alternatively, you could download the following InDesign CS5 document which already includes stylesheets for Thuraya and Fedra Arabic.