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Arabic text - Illustrator CS2


#1
Hi

A client has asked me to duplicate the front design of a business card with Arabic on the back. I am using Illustrator CS2.

He has provided the translation and I have various arabic fonts but just realised arabic is back to front!I cannot see any way to successfully display the arabic text (without buying the ME version)

Does anyone know a method to achieve this?

many thanks
 

Corrosive

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#2
Hi

A client has asked me to duplicate the front design of a business card with Arabic on the back. I am using Illustrator CS2.

He has provided the translation and I have various arabic fonts but just realised arabic is back to front!I cannot see any way to successfully display the arabic text (without buying the ME version)

Does anyone know a method to achieve this?

many thanks
Have you tried creating the text layer, rasterizing it and then using the transform >> flip vertical command?
 
#4
Having said that of course that will only mirror it and won't reverse the letters so not sure if that will do or not.
Hi

I did do something similar - it flipped/reflected it horizontally but not the letters!
The client supplied it in Word and it looked like is should but once in Illustrator it didn't.

I wonder if Photoshop would be the same? will go and try that now..

Thanks