• Demo Version
  • Q. I downloaded the Demo version of Arabic Editor. It is working fine except there were some features disabled. What do I need to do to use all the features?
    A. To be able to use all features of the software, you would need to order (purchase) the software.

    Q. Why do some web sites display different prices for the Arabic and Urdu Editor than the prices on your web site?
    A. The prices on other web sites are for the old versions of our software which we are no longer selling on any web site.
    The prices on our web site are for the latest versions of our software.
    We guarantee that the prices on our Web site are the lowest.

    If any Web site or shop selling our software cheaper than our prices then we will be happy to refund the full price of the software.
  • Keyboard
  • Q. Do I need to buy an Arabic Keyboard to use the Arabic Editor ?
    A. No, Arabic Editor allows you to use your existing keyboard to type Arabic easily, for example
    to type the Arabic Letter Alef you need to press on the key a and to type
    the Arabic letter Ba you need to press the key b and so forth ..

    It also provides two types of On Screen Keyboard that allow you to type the letters with a simple click of the mouse.

      1)Arabic Windows Keyboard is the standard Arabic Windows Keyboard
      2)Phonetic Keyboard Keyboard that allows you to type the Arabic letters phonetically

    The On Screen Keyboard can be used also as a guide that shows which key you need to press to display the desired Arabic letter.

    Q. How can I set up the type of the keyboard ?
    A. You can set up the type of the keyboard by using the keyboard commands which can be accessed from the main Menu command Keyboard.

    Q. Can I customise the layout of the Keyboard ?
    A. Yes, Arabic Editor is the only software on the market that allows you to customise the keyboards layout.
    This can be achieved by using the command Edit Phonetic Keyboard which can be accessed from the main Menu command Keyboard.

    Q. Can I type the Arabic words by using my Keyboard or I can do that only by using the mouse?
    A. You can type Arabic words by using the normal keyboard or the mouse. Arabic Editor supports both.

    Q. Can I close the On screen keyboard and type Arabic Words ?
    A. Yes. Use the normal keyboard to type Arabic Words.

    Q. Can I enlarge the size of the On Screen keyboard?
    A. Yes, by using the command Use large keyboard which can be accessed from the main Menu command Keyboard


    The keyboard questions and answers apply to Urdu Editor.
  • Arabic Editor versus other ArabicEditors
  • Q. Should I buy Arabic Operating system and Arabic Keyboard or Arabic Editor for writing Arabic ?
    A. Well, buying Arabic Windows XP with Arabic Keyboard costs far more than Arabic Editor and you will still not be able to write all Arabic Words correctly.
    For instance you cannot write the following simple Arabic word by using Arabic operating system :



  • Arabic operating system, like Arabic Windows XP, treats the Arabic letter and the accent as one symbol.
    For instance it fails to allow the words and the accents to be written in different colours which makes Arabic writing easy to read and appears more elegant.
    Example:



    Also the Arabic keyboard does not support all Arabic accents (Harakat Altsh-keel) and letters such as Hamzat Al-Wasl and letter Alef Al-khangreeh
    Example:



    We have many users who bought an Arabic Operating system with Arabic Keyboard but after trying it for a while they bought the Arabic Editor and their comments were : "Your software is far easier and more accurate for writing Arabic ."

    If you care about the accuracy of Arabic writing and are looking for software which is easy to use and produce universal Arabic documents then in our opinion Arabic Editor is the answer.

    Q. Can I use Arabic Editor to write Arabic which can be understood in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and all other Arabic countries?
    A. Yes.

    Q. Why do other Arabic word processors not provide all the features that Arabic Editor provides?
    The main reason is that we specialise only in developing solutions for Arabic writing where others take Arabic Word processors as one of their many products.
    Arabic Master
    Q. What is the difference between Arabic Editor and Arabic Master?
    A. Arabic Master provides all the features of Arabic Editor plus extras such as an Arabic Alphanumeric teaching feature which will help you to learn the correct pronunciation of Arabic letters in a very short period without the need for any tuition.
    For further information please see the product description under the Products Link.


    Q. What makes Arabic Master better than other Arabic tuition software?
    A. The main reason for developing Arabic Master is that unfortunately most Arabic Tuition software on
    the Market uses a local dialect (Egyptian, Lebanese or Syrian) for Arabic pronunciation, which results
    in students learning incorrect Arabic.

    We have spent a lot of time and money ensuring that we are using standard Arabic, Al-Arabeah Al-Fusha ( Pure Arabic ), in the pronunciation of Arabic letters (names & sounds) and digits so that you can be confident that your spoken Arabic will be understood by all other Arabic speakers.

    Arabic Master uses new teaching methods ensuring you learn to pronounce the letters (names & sounds) and digits in a very short period of time.

    Q. Why is there no Demo for the Arabic Master?
    A. The reason is that we have invested a lot of time and money in producing accurate Arabic sounds, and is it impossible to protect the sound from piracy when in a Demo version.
  • Building Arabic and Urdu Web sites
  • Q. Can I use Arabic Editor to build Arabic Web sites?
    A. Yes, an Arabic Web site is a normal site except the text in it is Arabic therefore to build such site all you need is just to build your site by using a Website (Html) Editor, then copy and paste the Arabic text from Arabic Editor to the Website Editor and the result will be an Arabic Web site.
    also you could build an Arabic site by writing Html Commands in a text file then paste the Arabic text from Arabic Editor to the text file and the result well be an Arabic Web site.
    Here is a sample of an Arabic Web site which has been built by using the Arabic Editor .
    Click here to view the Arabic Web site

    Q. I copied the Arabic Text from Arabic Editor to Notepad but I got Rectangles instead of Text?
    A. To resolve this issue, make sure before copying the Text that the Option Copy and Paste in Unicode is deselected.
    To deselect this option go to the main Menu System->Settings then deselect it from there.



    Q. Can I use Urdu Editor to build an Urdu Web site?
    A. Yes
    To build an Urdu web site please follow the next steps :

    1- Write your Urdu text in Urdu Editor.
    2- Use the command special Copy then copy the Urdu text to Microsoft Word.
    3- In Microsoft Word save the document as Html document and the result will be an Urdu Web Page.


    Here with a sample of Urdu Web site that has been created by using an Urdu Editor and Microsoft Word
    Click here to view an Urdu Web page
  • Create Arabic and Urdu PDF Files
  • Q. Can I use Arabic Editor to create Arabic-English PDF files ?
    A. Yes, by using any PDF writer like CutePDF or Adobe Acrobat .


    Q. How to create PDF files ?
    A. To know how to create PDF file step by step please click here


    Q. Do I need to send the Arabic fonts with the PDF to be read in other PCs ?
    A. No, you can include the fonts in the same PDF file.

    Here is an Example of Arabic PDF file created by using Arabic Editor
    Click here to view the Arabic PDF File

    Here is an Example of Urdu PDF file created by using Urdu Editor
    Click here to view the Urdu PDF File
  • Emails
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  • Q. How can I use Arabic Editor to send my Arabic Emails?
    A. Quite simple:
    All you need is to write your email in Arabic Editor then copy and paste the Text from Arabic EditorHotmail.com, Yahoo.com or OulLook and send the email.

    The Arabic text also can be copied from Arabic Editor and pasted into Arabic search engines or MS Messenger to send instant messages in Arabic.
    This can be tested by using the Demo version of Arabic Editor.
    The above solution applies only for Arabic Editor

    There is also another way to send emails in Arabic, as follows :
    • Write your letter and save it.
    • Email it as an attached file by using your current Emailer.
    • The Recipient should be able to read and print it, by using our Free Arabic Reader

    Q. Does the Recipient need to buy Arabic Editor to read my Email?
    A. No, the Recipient can read, navigate and print your letter with our free Arabic Reader.

    Q. Can I send Arabic Reader to our Recipient?
    A. Yes, or the Recipient can download it for free from our web site.

    This solution also applies to Urdu Editor.
  • Fonts
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  • Q. Can I use my own Arabic font with Arabic Editor?
    A. Yes, All you need is to make sure that your font's character set
    matches up with the Arabic Editor's character set and the font name is started
    with the word AWrite
    ex. Awrite MyFont
    Finally add your font to the system font by using the control panel.
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  • Q. Can I use my own Arabic font with Arabic Editor?
    A. Yes, All you need is to make sure that your font's character set
    matches up with the Arabic Editor's character set and the font name is started
    with the word AWrite
    ex. Awrite MyFont
    Finally add your font to the system font by using the control panel.
    Example
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  • Q. Can I set up the type and size of default font, i.e. can I make the Arabic Editor to start with a particular Font size?
    A. Yes, you can. To achieve this go to System in the main menu then select command Settings by using the Settings dialog you should be able to set up the default font for the Editor.

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  • Q. How can I write Urdu text with Nastaleeq font?
    A. The following link explains how you could write Urdu text with Nastaleeq font.


    Writing Urdu with Nastaleeq font
  • Printing
  • Q. Can I see how the document will look on paper before printing?
    A. Yes you can, by using command Print Preview
    which will give you a picture of your document on the
    printed page.
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  • Q. How to set up the Page Margins?
    A. The start page margin can be set up by using command Start Margin which you can run by going to View in the main menu then select Start Margin .
    To set up the end page margin use command Page Setup which you run by going to File in the main menu then select Page Setup .
    Use Print preview command to make sure that the margins have been set up properly.
  • Writing Arabic Accents (Harakat Altshkeel)
  • Q. How can I write Arabic Accents?
    A.Quite simple all you need is to Press on the Shift Key then type on the desired accent.
    Example 1
    To type   
    All you need is to type letter s then press the Shift key and type letter E i.e. We need just to type the small letter s and the Capital Letter E.

    Example 2
    To type   
    All you need is to type letter a then press the Shift key and type letter Y i.e. We need just to type the small letter a and the Capital Letter Y.

    Example 3
    To type   
    All you need is to type letter w then press the Shift key and type letter H i.e. We need just to type the small letter w and the Capital Letter H.


    Q. How can I write Arabic words with joined Hamza?
    A.To type Arabic words with joined Hamaza all you need is to use the letter  

    Example 1
    To write the word    
    All you need is to type the following Arabic letters



    Example 2
    To write the word    
    All you need is to type the following Arabic letters





    The position of all Arabic accents are shown in the Keyboard and you can type them by
    using the mouse or pressing the Shift key and the desired accent.
    Translate
  • Q. How can I translate English text to Arabic and the reverse by using English Windows?
    A.You can use online Arabic Dictionary by visiting English-Arabic-Dictionary
    Or by downloading the Free Arabic Dictionary from here
  • The Sound of Arabic Letters
  • Q. How we can write the sound of Arabic letters in English?
    A.The following link contains a table of all Arabic letters with their pronunciation in English click here to read the Table
  • General Questions
  • Q.  Can I use Arabic Editor, in French or German Windows?
    A.  Yes, you can use Arabic Editor in French, German or any other European Windows.
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  • Q.  What is the easiest way to select the language for typing?
    A. The best way is to use the Right mouse button then from the popup menu select the desired command.

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  • Q.  Can I stop the Logo from appearing in the start up?
    A.  Yes, to achieve this go to System in the main menu then select command Settings

    Q.  Can I customize the layout of the Keyboard?
    A.  Yes, to achieve this go to Keyboard in the main menu then select command Edit Phonetic Keyboard

     

    Q.  Can I make the Text wrap to the Window rather than the printed Page?
    A.  Yes, to achieve this go to Edit in the main menu then select command Wrapping Type

     

    Q.  Can I copy and Paste using Arabic Windows Text only?
    A.  Yes, to achieve this go to System in the main menu then select command Settings. In the Settings dialog deselect the Check Box Copy and Paste using UniCode

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  • Q.  Sometimes when I paste the Text to other programs I get the results in UniCode.
    How can I paste the text in Arabic Windows Format?
    A. To achieve this please follow the steps in the previous answer.
  • Arabic ActiveX

    Q. What are the properties and methods of Arabic Edit ActiveX?
    A. Here is a list of Arabic Edit ActiveX properties:

    Property Name Value
    Language 0- Arabic
    1- English
    Direction 0- Right to Left
    1- Left to Right
    BorderStyle 0- None
    1- Flat
    2- Static_Edge
    3- Three_D
    4- Button_Edge
    Keyboard 0- Arabic Win Keyboard
    1- Phonetic Keyboard
    EditType 0- Single Line
    1- Multi Line
    2- MultiLine_with_VerScrBar
    3- MultiLine_with_HorScrBar
    4- MultiLine_with_BothScrBar
    5- Label
    DefCharSet 0- UniCode
    1- Arabic Win CP 1256
    Value Unicode Text or ANSI Text.
    This property requires DefCharSet to be set
    Text ANSI Text.
    ForeColor Any Number
    BackColor Any Number
    Locked 0- UnLocked
    1- LockedWithCursor
    2- LockedWithOutCursor
    Font The application font
    ArabicFontType 0- Standard
    1- Large
    3- Sizable
    FontName Any font name
    FontSize Font size
    FontBold 0- FALSE
    1- TRUE
    FontItalic 0- FALSE
    1- TRUE
    FontUnderline 0- FALSE
    1- TRUE
    FontStrikethru 0- FALSE
    1- TRUE

    The Arabic Edit ActiveX supports the following events:
    Event Name Return Value Comments
    KeyDown KeyCode, Shift key state Occurs when the user presses KeyDown
    KeyUp KeyCode, Shift key state Occurs when the user releases the pressed Key
    KeyPress KeyAscii Occurs when the user presses and releases an ANSI key
    Click Void Occurs when the user presses and then releases the mouse button
    DblClick Void Occurs when the user presses and releases the mouse button and then presses and releases it again
    MouseDown Button mouse type, Shift keys state, Location XPos and YPos Occurs when the user presses the mouse button
    MouseUp Button mouse type, Shift keys state, Location XPos and YPos Occurs when the user releases the mouse button
    Change Void Occurs when the contents of have changed


    The Arabic Edit ActiveX supports the following method:
    Method Name Parameters Return Value Comments
    ShowKeyboard Void Void Shows the default keyboard

    New properties and methods can be added when it is relevant.
    To see how the properties and method of Arabic ActiveX can be used in html pages
    please see our samples in ActiveX Link.
  • Q. How to add ActiveX to a Web page?
    A. Adding Arabic ActiveX to a Web Page is quite simple and should not take more than 2 minutes.
    All you need is to inseret the following command to the Html page

    
    <OBJECT 
    NAME="ActiveXSearchEdit"
    CLASSID="CLSID:42E6B8F9-2604-4b09-87C6-32BC34E00ED9"
    CODEBASE="http://www.summitsoft.co.uk/AEditX.cab"
    width="200" 
    height="25" 
    </OBJECT>