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Installing Arabic Language Support Under Windows XP

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This page outlines the steps for installing Arabic language on a computer running Windows XP so that the user can both read and write in them.

1. First open the Control Panel dialog box by clicking on the Start button, and then click on Control Panel. By default the Control Panel is in the new Category View. If that is the case, click on Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options under 'Pick a Category'. If not, you can either click on Switch to Category View to bring it up, or work in the Classic View (in that case just double click on the Regional and Language Options icon to open the Regional and Language Options dialog box.

 

2. You get the Regional and Language Options dialog box. Click on the Languages tab.

 

3. You are now under the Languages tab for the Regional and Language Options dialog box.

Check the box for Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai) under Supplemental language support. Then click Apply.
Once the language files have been installed, click on the Details button under Text services and input languages while you are still under the Languages tab for the Regional and Language Options dialog box.

 

4. You get the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box.

Then click on the ‘Add’ button under Installed services.

 

5. Select the ‘input language:’ to Arabic and choose the ‘Arabic (102)’ keyboard layout. Then click OK.

After you've finished you will see a language button  on the taskbar on the bottom of the screen, click on the button to bring up a list of languages installed, and you will see the Arabic support installed.

 

6. You can use it with a word processor like Microsoft Words or any word processor that supports arabic language. If you find this beneficial please forward it to you friends. Thanks.

 

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