How to set up Windows XP to display and input Arabic
Douglas E. Dyer, PhD
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.