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How to set up Windows XP to display and input Arabic

By Paula Warren,2014-04-16 21:40
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How to set up Windows XP to display and input Arabic

    How to set up Windows XP to display and input Arabic

    Douglas E. Dyer, PhD

    Doug.Dyer@activecomputing.org

    Display Arabic: In Windows XP, there are two settings you should make to correctly display Arabic. They are both in configured using the Control Panel, Regional and Language Options, which, when opened, looks like this:

    Nothing on the first tab is relevant to displaying Arabic. Select the second tab, Languages, and check the box that says “Install files for complex script and right-to-left

    languages (including Thai). As you can see below, I’ve already checked this box, and on my computer, the wording for the checkbox is grayed out---yours may be different.