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Arabic Genie

By Jayadevan Krishnan

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Arabic Genie is an Arabic Word Processor, Arabic Text Importer & Arabic Text Converter. It allows you to use Arabic text on almost all applications, which are not supporting Arabic language normally. These applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress etc.

Arabic Genie allows using various Arabic font types including popular Unicode fonts and non Unicode fonts including AXT/ACS/MCS/FS/AF etc.
Arabic Genie supports almost all Arabic fonts currently used on Mac & other platforms. Arabic Genie can import and convert Arabic documents to use with almost all non-Arabic applications.

Arabic Genie also support direct typing & editing in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu and most middle eastern languages within Adobe Illustrator application. Works with any language edition of Adobe Illustrator (CS5 or newer). Special Middle Eastern edition of Illustrator not required.

◼ Features
• Works with Standard Unicode Fonts with Arabic characters.
• Imports Word arabic documents (.doc, .docx) & text format Arabic documents.
• User-friendly in-line keyboard.
• Allows system keyboard Input layouts.
• Allows mixing of non-Arabic texts with Arabic.
• Supports Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu and most middle eastern languages in Adobe Illustrator
- (Works with Illustrator CS5 or newer versions)

◼ Are there any Arabic fonts included with Arabic Genie?
No, You could use standard fonts pre-installed on your Mac.

Pre-installed Arabic fonts on a Mac

• AL Bayan
• Arial
• Tahoma
• Baghdad
• Courier New
• Nadeem
• Geeza Pro
• KufiStandard GK

Or use any free-ware or commercial Unicode fonts available on Internet. Try searching using ‘Arabic Unicode Fonts' as keyword.

◼ is it possible to import an Arabic document from Microsoft Word?
Yes, Arabic Genie can import Microsoft Word documents (.doc, .docx) directly into Arabic Genie. After import into Arabic Genie, you could export into any applications using the Export button with specific application Options.

◼ I don't have Arabic Keyboard hardware. What to do?
Not a problem, Arabic Genie has a nice in-line Keyboard Assistant.
Which allows you to type using the mouse or current keyboard.

Free version Limitations
• Partial text export
• Direct Illustrator editing not available

What's New in Version 5.4

Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu and most middle eastern languages are now supported on Illustrator.


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Arabic Genie
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  • Free
  • Category: Graphics & Design
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  • Version: 5.4
  • Size: 17.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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