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Arabic text - Illustrator CS2

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by Poppy Design, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Poppy Design

    Poppy Design Member


    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
  2. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Have you tried creating the text layer, rasterizing it and then using the transform >> flip vertical command?
  3. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  4. Poppy Design

    Poppy Design Member


    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..


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