Ok, I was designing an e-newsletter and all was going well until I had to do an Arabic version of that newsletter. I did it in Thai and Russian without any problems but I couldn’t seem to write Arabic text in my Photoshop CS3 Extended. Copying the text from my email either returned stupid square shapes with Xs inside, or what seemed like Arabic text on steroids.
So, I asked my best online friend, Google, to help me and he found me this helpful site –
Arabic Keyboard (http://www.arabic-keyboard.org/photoshop-arabic).
What it does is simply convert the text so that it appears in the right way. Just copy your Arabic text and paste it on the top text area. The application automatically converts the text and you can copy it and paste it in Photoshop. Now I see proper Arabic.
Works for me.