Dear Sirs,I've been using Corel DRAW for some time now, and although my use is somehow limited, I learnd some stuff, and to say the truth, I find the program interesting, but my problem is that I use Arabic fonts for graphic perpuses. Till now, my way is to creat the paragraphs in word.doc, print it in PDF, save the PDF to *.ps (postscript) then import it to Corel (in Curves), and it is actually working great, but I only have two arabic fonts to use. All other fonts are rejected by Corel.I already installed the fonts in Corel, and yes they are installed in Windows.Please I need to enlarge my choices to some other fonts (arabic), please can you tell me how to enable these fonts through the same method I'm using, or if there is any other method to have the paragraphs written correctly in Arabic in a Corel Page.I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium and Corel DRAW X3 English.
Make sure you have Service Pack 2 installed on your computer for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 as we did enhance the support for the Arabic language with that version. You should be able to use any TrueType / OpenType Arabic font in CorelDRAW as long as they are installed on your computer and can use them with other programs such as WordPad.
In reply to Gerard Metrailler:
Thank you for your attention, I will do that now and I will try to solve the issue, and will reply to you soon.
Thank you very much.
I went to Corel.com and downloaded the hot patch1, CGSX3SP1, CGSX3SP2 and I started to install them, but I only could install the HotPatch1, as for the SP1 and SP2 I run the exe and recieve the message: The upgrade patch can not be installed by the windows installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing or the upgrade patch may upgrade a different vertion !!
What da HELL !!!!
In reply to jinx:
This normally means that you already have Service Pack 2 installed... I know the message is a little confusing and hope we will have something better in the future.
In reply to Val P.:
My full version is: 188.8.131.529
Does that ring any bell, and if this is the SP2, then my problem is not solved yet.
Poor me. !!!
Yes, this is Service Pack 2.
To confirm, you are able to use the fonts with other applications on Windows such as WordPad / Word?
Great, so now I'm supposed to be happy to know that I have SP2, but the issue is still not solved.
I add that I tried yesterday to use direct Arabic inpur to Corel. After changing font and direction, I was able to write correct arabic inside a text box.. the problem is that once I finish and I convert to curves (as I explained later that I need the result in Curves) the sentences change and some letters disapear.
This is a mess, I need to know a simple or complicated way to import documents (phrases) written in arabic (all windows fontes) to Corel in curves !!
Please if you can figuer it out, I would be thankful.
jinxbut I only have two arabic fonts to use. All other fonts are rejected by Corel.I already installed the fonts in Corel, and yes they are installed in Windows.Please I need to enlarge my choices to some other fonts (arabic), please can you tell me how to enable these fonts through the same method I'm using
think the fonts "rejected by Corel" are AXt Fonts, aren't they?
CorelDRAW (and MS Office Word 2003) does not support AXt font format. I have posted a request for AXt Font
jinxthe problem is that once I finish and I convert to
curves (as I explained later that I need the result in Curves) the
sentences change and some letters disapear
the problem of letters disappearing happen with all fonts?
you use fonts like Tahoma or Arial, does any letter disappear when converted to
think the problem is in the font you use; CorelDRAW uses the outlines contained
in the font when converting it to curves. Sometimes you have to manipulate
nodes manually after converting. You may need to select letters and reverse their curve direction using the shape tool (press the Reverse curve direction
button on the shape Property Bar) as Arabic characters overlap.
I use the Weld command (instead of Convert To Curves) with Artistic Text
(not Paragraph Text). Note that the Weld command converts the artistic text to
one curve (e.g. if you have color variation within the text, you will get just
one color when welded). It also takes a lot of time to process with large
X3 has some problems with Arabic; problems you were not facing with CorelDRAW 11.
does not handle contextual forms of the Arabic characters properly. Sometimes
when you edit Arabic text, Corel does not connect the additional letters with the
old (all in isolated form), or types in a new font other than the selected. I
need to copy all and paste into Notepad, copy from Notepad and paste back into
CorelDRAW. More problems bubble up when using more than one font.
In reply to Ahmad Ajlouny:
jinxNow other fonts (standard ones) like (Traditional Arabic, Deco Type Naskh, Microsoft Uighur, Monotype Kufi, even Simplified Arabic) they all give errors
jinxNow I tried two ways, first: - Write in word > Print to PDF > Save PDF as PS (Post Script) > Import to Corel with curves.This way works great with (Akhbar MT, and Mudir MT) and sometimes with (Andalus). If I try with any other font, Corel gives me an error and simply imports nothing.
jinxThe second way is: - Write in word > Print to PDF > Import to Corel with text.This way works great with with (Andalus), but the others starts to get some missing letters. If I try to import the PDF as curves, I will have nothing but white space
jinxProbably you may think that I’m making a big issue out of nothing and that I have three fonts and that’s enough. Well my problem is that I work in this area, and graphically, I need to have a good range of choices for my clients, and this issue limits me too much. Anyway
jinx I can see that I’m not the only one having this problem
It's been a long time, but I'm back with great news for this issue.
Here is the deal, I'm now using X4, but this solution works in all.
To get the arabic text in curves using all the fonts you wish, all of them I mean!! and no errors what so ever.
I simply discovered that the problem was related to the crappy Acrobat and not to corel. The PostScript that the Acrobat creats is not compatable with Corel, there for and for a rooty solution, I tried to get PostScript files without using Acrobat.
It's simple, and here what you have to do:
Install MS Publisher Imagesetter virtual printer
To install the MS Publisher Imagesetter virtual printer, open the `Printers` settings folder, and click `Add Printer`. Select a local printer; since it is virtual, select the FILE: port. Specify `Generic` as manufacturer, and then you can choose the MS Publisher Imagesetter.
This is a simple Vertual Printer that you can use directly from Word.doc or any other aplication, directly printing to your folder, then you will have to change the file from *.prn to *.ps and import it with Curves to Corel and Voala !!!
Sure that the printer has some advanced properties that I did not check yet, but even without doing so, I was able to import 16 types of Arabic Fonts to corel..
Hope this will help some solving this issue.
sir,i am use corel draw .i stay in muscat .i work one company for desinig.heare i use in arabic lanuage.that is a problem i tipe any arabic numbers but coming only english.i install allready arabic languages in my system.arabic letters no problem.pls help me any solution for this one thanking you
In reply to sirajabdulrahiman:
OK, I will tell you a secret that will solve all your issues,This is the frute of years of investigation.
ok, it's like this:
To install the MS Publisher Imagesetter virtual printer, open the `Printers` settings folder, and click `Add Printer`.Select a local printer; since it is virtual, select the FILE: port. Specify `Generic` as manufacturer, and then you can choose the MS Publisher Imagesetter.
After doing that, you can use the fonts you like ( with tables and pics and what so ever ) all in word. just like if you are writing in word.. Once finished, print the word with MS Publisher Imagesetter virtual printer. name the file and place it as you like. Once done, go to Corel and import the same file (curves) and you have it att with HD resolution.
Notice 2 things:
1- You have to define the size of the work space in word to get the result correct in corel.
2- After installing the MS Publisher Imagesetter virtual printer, go to printer properties, then to advanced settings and change (Minimum Font size to download) from 600 pixel to 1 pixel.
That's it, and enjoy your work.
PS: what I give, is what others gave me before, so I'm still thankful.
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