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I am trying to create a PDF document containing Arabic Text using Times New Roman fonts. The output looks like Arabic but the letters are not joined. To join the letter I have to use ON TABLE SET LAYOUTRTL ON in the fex file. But using that changes all the alignments. All right side information gets align to left and left side to right.

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LAYOUTRTL is used to produce a report from right to left, used in Hebrew or Arabic reports.
I would suggest you try using a different font: ARIAL UNICODE MS or LUCIDA SANS UNICODE.


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I tried using ARIAL UNICODE MS and LUCIDA SANS UNICODE, but when I remove LAYOUTRTL, the characters are separated and not displayed as a word.


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Your number fields should still be right-justified.
You should have to specify "JUSTIFY=LEFT" in the STYLE for those alpha fields which you want left-justified.


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The problem is not with justfication, let me explain in detail.
1. without LAYOUTRTL : the characters appears separated for text in Arabic (using font type TIMES NEW ROMAN or ARIAL UNICODE MS or LUCIDA SANS UNICODE) the rest of the information which is in English appears normal.
2. with LAYOUTRTL : the Arabic text appears correctly (using font TIMES NEW ROMAN or ARIAL UNICODE MS or LUCIDA SANS UNICODE) but all the information which was put on left side, goes to right side of the page and those on right side, goes to left. 1st left column moves to 1st right column, 2nd left column moves to 2nd right, etc.

I hope I am able to explain my problem.


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Hitesh,
LAYOUTRTL was developed for the Israeli and Arabic market where the writing direction is from Right To Left, hence the name of the parameter. It reverses the layout on the page, meaning that the first field is on the rightmost place, the second to its left and so on.
In fact your problem is that when you print an Arabic field without LAYOUTRTL the Arabic letters are distinct and not linked as in cursive writing.
I would suggest you as IBI, or ADOBE, if there is another font which would give you what you want.


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I tried Traditional Arabic font as well, but it does not solve the problem. I dont know which font can resolve this issue.


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Last resort: open a case with tech support


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