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Language Setup Guide

Arabic Language Support - Arabic Enabled Windows

Microsoft Windows XP

    In order to setup your computer to support Arabic language, follow the following procedures:

1. Click [Start]

2. Click [Control Panel]

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3. From Control Panel, select Date, Time, Language and regional settings 

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4. Press Add other languages

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5. From the Language Tab, check the box that says 'Install files for complex script and right to left fonts including Thai

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6. You will get a message says, “You choose to install files for complex script…”

Press OK.

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7. You will got another massage says “ the requested files already copied to your computer, if you want to copy it again you need the Windows XP CD ROM. Do you want to copy it again?

Press NO

-         Setup program will start. You will be prompted to restart the computer”.

-         Select restart     


8. Repeat the previous steps (from 1-4) until you reach the screen number (4) and press on advance

9. Go for “select to match the language version of the non Unicode programs you need to use”

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10. Press the down arrow and select Arabic (it will not make a difference what Arabic country you choose. Any country should work) and press ok

11. You will be prompted again to restart the computer. Select restart 

Repeat the previous steps (from 1-4) until you reach the screen number (4) and press on Details the following screen appears

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12. Press on add and select “Arabic key board language”.

-         Press ok

Enjoy your great mother language Arabic Language Support - Original XP CD


Microsoft Windows 2000

In order to load the Arabic support for MS Windows 2000. Follow the following procedures

  1. Click [Start]

  2. Click [Control Panel]

  3. From Control Panel, select regional and Language settings

  4. From the [General] Tab. Go to [Language settings for the system] check the box next to Arabic, and click OK. You need the original 2000 CD for this step. The system might reboot (restart) afterward

  5. Once the system has booted, repeat step 1, 2

  6. From General tap click on the Advanced Tap

  7. Make sure to select all the Arabic code pages as well. You might need the original CD also for this step

  8. From the [General] Tab click on [Your locale]. Select Arabic as the non-Unicode language ' Any country should work

Enjoy your great mother language.

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, or NT 4.0

  1. Install Microsoft's Arabic Language Support with the Internet Explorer installer:
    1. Find the Internet Explorer installer (ie*setup.exe) on your hard disk or download it from Microsoft.  If you have several versions of it then choose the latest version.  You need version 5.01 or later.
    2. Launch the Internet Explorer installer and accept the license agreement.
    3. Select the installation option that allows you to "customize your browser" and click Next.
    4. Scroll down to Multi-Language Support, check Arabic Language Support and click Next.
  2. Restart Windows.
  3. Load the keyboard layout:
    1. Open My Computer, Control Panel, Keyboard and select the Language tab.
    2. Click on the Add button, select Arabic and click OK.
    3. Click on the Properties button, select Arabic ASDF and click OK.
    4. Make sure that Left Alt+Shift is selected for Switch Languages and that "Enable indicator on taskbar" is checked and click OK