yola to support Arabic language

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Dear Yola
Thanks a lot for all services you supported regarding our sit: http://www.dietsankom.com/
but we need to support regarding Arabic language, as we facing some problems during writing arabic inside our sit.
http://www.dietsankom.com/
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Hello dietsankom

Yola supports UNICODE, so you should be able to add text in the language of your choice. Do you have the necessary keyboard and browser settings? Can you specify the issues you're having when adding Arabic to your site?
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Thank you for your fast responce, you are right that we made most of our sit with Arabic, but the entering of the statement by Arabic must be word by word, we can not entered data by copy/past from word documents like in English- I must
re-wright the data from begining- may be that due to the Arabic writing start from right (not from left)- and that take a long time- also ther is no any Arabic font avilable.
Kind Regards,
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Hi dietsankom,

You can use a custom Arabic font for your site. Here is a reference for such to start you off

The right to left issue should be OK as you can right justify your text. If you type it out in a word processor first of all, then copy it to a utility which strips out the processing code then copy and paste that into your site that may work.

I did this from a sample of script I found which was originally centered. I just copied it and pasted it into Notepad then copied that and pasted it into a text widget with right justification. (I have no idea what the text describes and I hope it is not inappropriate)



Here are some more free Arabic + fonts that you can download and customise. If you need help customising these for use please ask. it's not something i know very much about but happy to work with you if you can be patient with me.
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Hello dietsankom

Gop has given you some good tips above. You should never copy text directly from MS Word or other programmes and then paste it onto your website! Please see the last paragraph of our tutorial How to add text.

If you still want to copy text from another source, you can do so and then strip the formatting. Yola offers a tool to strip formatting on its HTML101 site. Hope this helps!
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how can write Arabic and English with keeping the direction of writing from right to left
i have site in Arabic but when write some terminology by English in Arabic paragraph the direction is changed and English words come at home of line
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Hello sherif talaat,

One solution is to Write your text in an application that goes right to left. Copy the text and place into Notepad then copy from that and paste into Yola.

Please see my response above where I was able to do this very easily. There is also an example screen shot of this. Just click on the image to expand it.

For combination Arabic and English, you will need to do this in parts. Cutting and pasting as you go into a plain text document before applying it to your site. This will still work as the Yola site doesn't dictate the flow direction of the text, simply the alignment.
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thanks Gop for your support, i tried your suggestion but id doesn't work because i want to write both languages( Arabic & English) in same line with keeping the direction of writing from right to left as happen in MS word
i tried to use HTML code but didn't help
i need help
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Hi sherif,

What I would try is to produce it in MS Word as you have suggested and when it's finished (Arabic RtoL and English L to R) then copy it all into notepad, then copy it again from Notepad and paste it into your Yola text widget(?). If this is what you have already tried then we have to step down another level to some very fundamental HTML which I would have to research.

There's an answer somewhere and I think we should be able to discover it.