Frequently Asked Questions
- Demo Version
- Arabic Editor versus other Arabic word processors
- Arabic Master
- Building Arabic and Urdu Web sites
- Create Arabic and Urdu PDF Files
- Writing Arabic Accents (Harakat Altshkeel)
- Sound of Arabic Letters
- General Questions
- How to use Arabic Editor Click here
- How to use Urdu Editor Click heree
- Q. I downloaded the Demo version of Arabic Editor. It is working fine except there was a
letter disabled. What do I need to do to use all the letters?
A. To be able to use all the letters and all other operations of the software, you would need to order (purchase) the software.
Q. What is the difference between the Demo Version and the Full version?
A. The full version of the Arabic Editor has more beautiful fonts and will allow the user to type all the letters and use all the operations of the software, whereas a letter and some operations have been disabled in the Demo version.
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 assure you that the prices on our Web site are the lowest.
If you find any Web site or shop selling our software cheaper than our prices then we will be happy to refund you the full price of the software.
- 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
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 Arabic word processors
- 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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
Here is a sample of an Arabic Web site which has been built by one of our customers using the Arabic Editor .
Click here to view the Arabic Web site
Q. Can I use Urdu Editor to build an Urdu Web site?
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
- 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.
- Q. Can I use my own Arabic font with
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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
To write the word
All you need is to type the following Arabic letters
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
- 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
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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
- 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.
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.
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
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.
- What are the properties Events and methods of Arabic Edit ActiveX?
- What CharSet (Code page) does Arabic ActiveX support?
- Is Arabic ActiveX digitally signed ?
- What do we need to ship the Arbaic Edit ActivX with our product?
- Is there any extra charges to ship the Arbaic Edit ActivX with our product?
- What is an ActiveX?
- How to add ActiveX to a Web page?
- How to add Activex control to Visual Basic project?
- How to add Activex control to MS Visual C++ project?
- Documentation about ActiveX control in Arabic
Property Name Value Default Value Comments Language 0- Arabic
0- Arabic Sets the default language Direction 0- Right to Left
1- Left to Right
0- Right to Left Sets the default Direction BorderStyle 0- None
3- Three_D Sets the default border style Keyboard 0- Arabic Win Keyboard
1- Phonetic Keyboard
0- Arabic Win Keyboard Sets the default Keyboard EditType 0- Single Line
1- Multi Line
0- Single Line Sets the default Edit type, the activex can be used as a lebel by setting this property to Label DefCharSet 0- UniCode
1- Arabic Win CP 1256
Needs to be set
if the ActiveX is used
in the WEB pages.
Sets the default Char Set.
Is used mainly in the Web pages.
No need to use it if the ActiveX
is used in VB or in other
Value Unicode Text or ANSI Text.
This property requires DefCharSet to be set
Nothing Sets and gets the text
if the ActiveX is used in WEB pages.
In VB or other programs use
Text ANSI Text. Nothing Sets and gets the text
In VB , visual C++ and other programs.
If the ActiveX is used in WEB pages then use property Value.
DefCharSet should not be use.
ForeColor Any Number Black Sets and gets the Text Color
Use decimal Numbers if the ActiveX is used
in a Web page
BackColor Any Number White Sets and gets the Back Ground Color
Use decimal Numbers if the ActiveX is used
in a Web page
Locked 0- UnLocked
0-UnLocked Turn the Edit to a Read only Font The application font The application font Is used to set the font at the Design time ArabicFontType 0- Standard
0- Standard Sets the default Arabic font type, to chang the size of the Arabic font this property should be set as Sizable FontName Any font name The Application default font name Sets the font name, this property is run time property FontSize Font size The Application default font size Sets the font szie, this property is run time property FontBold 0- FALSE
0- FALSE Sets the tyep of font to Bold or normal, this property is run time property FontItalic 0- FALSE
0- FALSE Sets the tyep of font to Italic or normal, this property is run time property FontUnderline 0- FALSE
0- FALSE Sets the tyep of font to Under line or normal, this property is run time property FontStrikethru 0- FALSE
0- FALSE Sets the tyep of font to Strike through or normal, this property is run time property
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. What CharSet (Code page) does Arabic ActiveX support?
A. The followin Charsets (code page) are supported by the Arabic ActiveX :
2. CP 1256 (Arabic Windows)
Use the property DefCharSet to set the desired CharSet.
See our sample Web page Arabic ActiveX Online.
- Q. Is Arabic ActiveX digitally signed ?
A. Yes, and it is signed by using a VeriSign Class 3 Digital ID certificate for signing MS components.
- Q. What do we need to ship the Arabic Edit ActivX with our product?
A. All you need is a single file calls AEditX.cab, which will be provided by Summitsoft
The ActiveX could also be installed on any PC by running ArabNet.exe
The full version of ArabNet can run silently.
- Q. Is there any extra charges to ship the Arbaic Edit ActivX with our product or Allowing the end user to download it from our web site?
A. No, all you need is to purchase the ActiveX only once then you can distribute it with your application or allow the end user to download it from your web site for free.
- 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
To get the full details of how to use the ActiveX in a web page,
<OBJECT NAME="ActiveXSearchEdit" CLASSID="CLSID:42E6B8F9-2604-4b09-87C6-32BC34E00ED9" CODEBASE="http://www.summitsoft.co.uk/AEditX.cab" width="200" height="25" </OBJECT>
please have a look at the source code of our sample web page Arabic ActiveX Online
- Q. How to add ActiveX control to Visual Basic project?
A. Click Here
- Q. How to add ActiveX control to MS Visual C++ project?
A. Click Here