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Display Arabic correctly In Safari
Authored by: jfa643 on Oct 17, '06 01:46:34PM

The site clearly states:

"Notice, however, a bug that can cause Safari some problems: When you install Microsoft Office 2004, faulty versions of the fonts Times New Roman and Arial also gets installed. They block Safari's display of Arabic text. Throw these two fonts out (or replace them with older, non-Microsoft versions), and Safari will again display Arabic properly."



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Display Arabic correctly In Safari
Authored by: fds on Oct 17, '06 08:13:36PM

Huh? Where did you copy that?
Here's what the "this page" link says here:

"This, incidentally, is why Safari suddenly stops displaying Arabic properly when you install Microsoft Office 2004: That also installs versions of Arial and Times New Roman that contains Arabic characters, but in OpenType format (as in Windows). Web pages will routinely ask for Times New Roman even for Arabic text, and as it exists on your machine and contains Arabic characters, Safari will go ahead and display those. But because this (Microsoft) font is based on OpenType, the Arabic letters it contains do not combine into words. You must dump the Microsoft version of these two fonts, and replace them with the older, Apple, version of the same fonts, which did not have any Arabic. Safari will then pick another, working, Arabic font to display the text of the website."

And this is correct.



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