LaserArabic & Farsi for Windows
Type Arabic and Persian (Farsi) in US Windows! Four TrueType and Type 1 English system Arabic
fonts for use in all standard US Windows applications. Fonts include the characters for
Arabic, Persian (Farsi and Dari). Follows the Arabic Windows and Arabic Macintosh keyboard arrangements.
Excellent for use in label-making, sign-making, video-captioning, for business cards, and
for other situations where short passages of Arabic are needed, but without the need for
and expense of a computer dedicated to Arabic Windows and
Arabic-localized applications. Input is left-to-right (reverse order) for compatibility
with US Windows. Includes a Word for Windows
template for easy right to left input (one line at a time*) in the US (English)
version of Word for Windows. Does not contextualize letter forms, but Keyboard Switcher Windows
utility normally types the medial forms and provides simple, intuitive access to initial,
final, and isolated forms of every character.
Fonts included are LateefiLS, KitabiLS, NargisiLS, and SarmastLS.
Users needing to type correspondence- or paragraph-size portions of Arabic should
consider Arabic Windows and localized applications such as Arabic
Word (Microsoft Word with Arabic Language Support). Note that Arabic Windows
earlier than Windows XP does not
System Requirements: The fonts install into Microsoft® Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2000, and work with all Windows
7-, Vista-, XP-, and 2000-compatible
applications that allow the user to select fonts from a font menu. (A previous version
is available for Windows NT, Me, 98, or 95; please contact the
Sales office.) The product includes
a User's Manual and keyboard layout chart(s). The included keyboard driver(s) allows access to
four characters per key (instead of the normal two) and alternate keyboard
layouts. All documentation is in PDF format, and can be viewed and/or printed using
Adobe Reader. The fonts will print to any printer at
the highest quality allowed by your printer.
A custom version (fonts only) is available
but Linux users must provide alternate keyboard input for characters in the
extended character set. If you are ordering for Linux be sure to select the
Linux box on the Order Form.
* The Word for Windows right to left template does not overcome all the
limitations of working in the English (left-to-right) Windows environment. The
user must still be careful about word wrap at the right end of each line, and
have a carriage return at the end of each complete line of Arabic or Persian text to prevent the right-most word (the first word in an Arabic or
Persian sentence) from wrapping to the next line. The Word right to left template
does, however, provide an easy way to type Arabic or Persian as if you were
typing in a right to left environment, while still using your English
application, and is ideal for typing short amounts of text.
Cost: US$ 99.95 Order
Do you need to upgrade? Check the
current version number and a Release History.
LaserArabic & Farsi for Macintosh
This product may be purchased for use in either the
Macintosh English System
or the Macintosh Arabic System, or with the
Macintosh Arabic Language Kit. Both
products are described below. Be
sure you select the appropriate product on the Order
LaserArabic & Farsi, English System, for
Four Type 1 and TrueType fonts for ImageSetters and PostScript® printers: LateefiLS,
KitabiLS, SarmastLS, and NargisiLS. For use with the English System on any Mac.
LaserArabic & Farsi includes
the EuroScript® scripting system for typing Arabic, Persian (Farsi and Dari) right to left in Nisus,
without additional language resources. It also includes the Transcribe program for writing
"as if from right to left" in word processors other than Nisus. After entering the
text using EuroScript to do the initial, medial, and final forms for you,
Transcribe's pattern will reverse the order of the letters in each line to make the text
right to left.
System Requirements: The font may be typed in OS 7.1-9.x and OS X using the US keyboard. The
optional EuroScript® scripting system installs only into Classic Mode of OS X or
into System 7.1-9.x. (EuroScript has been tested in OS X 10.3 Classic Mode). The product includes a
User's Manual and keyboard layout charts.
Cost: US$ 99.95, or $70 when purchased with Nisus
Writer, or $49.95 as upgrade to LaserArabic & Farsi, Arabic System. Order
LaserArabic & Farsi, Arabic System, for
Eight Type 1 and TrueType fonts for ImageSetters and PostScript® printers.
Four Arabic fonts : Lateefi,
Kitabi, Sarmast, and Nargisi; and four Persian (Farsi and Dari) fonts in the same typestyles:
LateefiFarsi, KitabiFarsi, SarmastFarsi, and NargisiFarsi. For use with the Arabic Language Kit or
Macintosh Arabic System (not included). (Font samples below are with the English
System fonts, but the Arabic System fonts have the same typestyles.)
System requirements: Macintosh System
Language Kit, or Macintosh Arabic Operating System. The product requires a WorldScript 1-compatible
application, such as Nisus Writer, or PageMaker ME. Not
compatible with Mac OS X.
Cost: US$ 99.95, or $70 when purchased with Nisus
Writer, or $49.95 as upgrade to LaserArabic & Farsi, English System. Order
LaserArabic & Farsi Samples
Available from Latkey in various colors -
Arabic Keyboard Stickers for Arabic layout. (This link will
open a new window.)
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