How to Read Arabic Text
This page is
published courtesy of Horizons
Arabic pages in this site are presented as
text, not images as in many Arabic
sites on the Internet,In order to view them ,you need to browse the pages
using the right combination of operating system and browser.
Please read the following options and choose the one
that suites you. In addition, to improve the overall quality of fonts
displayed on your screen, regardless of your browser, read about MS Windows font
If you are using [Arabic and non-Arabic] Windows 3.X, 95 or
If you are using MAC
Microsoft Internet Explorer can be used on Arabic Mac systems to
view our pages. visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie and download the latest Mac version of the browser.
Please note that this option was not tested on most of the Mac
If you have an Arabic MAC, you can read our Arabic pages but not
directly. Download an Arabic-text filter, then go to the page you want
to read, save it to your local machine, then open the convert utility
you've download and locate the page you saved, then convert it to
Arabic-Mac format and save it. Now open the saved page, you can now read
it. The location of the filter is: http://www.hf.uib.no/smi/files/Win-MacArabic.sea.hqx. You can also find information on how to Arabaize
your Mac at http://www.hf.uib.no/smi/index.html, then look for the word:
If you are using
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 is on option for this platform.
Please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie and download the latest browser available. Please
note that we did not have a chance to test this option yet. If you would
like to volunteer, please let us hear from you!.
Currently, PMOSAIC and AraMosaic 1.1 can render Arabic text on
Arabic Unix systems. But note that they can not display frames, execute
Java Applets or Scripts, or support ActiveX controls and
components. You can find araMosaic at: http://www.spartacus.com/langbox/
Why Arabic Text
Now you may ask: why do not
you just follow the others and display the Arabic pages in your site as an
Fine!, but we do have a very strong reasons behind this...
Steps to Add Arabic Text
Display Support for Internet Explorer 5
Loading time for the Arabic text is much faster than waiting for
the images to be down-loaded
Using text, will help you copy and past Arabic web content into
While the Arabic content is entered as a text, you will be able
to search Arabic web pages for topics you are looking for.
Developing the Arabic pages as images will be reflected on the
size of material that we offer. in other words, the more images are
used, the less content is available.
Finally, this is the natural way of doing things!.
If you are installing IE5 for the first
If you have IE5 already installed, please follow theses
1.From the start menu chose settings.
2.Select the control
3.Select Add/Remove programs
4.Select Microsoft Internet
Explorer 5 and Internet Tools
5.Click add/remove programs.
the "add component" radio button, then press OK.
7.Scroll until you
find the "multi language support" option.
8.Check "Arabic text display
support" , then press next
9.Press finish, then your computer will
MS Windows 95 font smoother
improve the overall quality of fonts displayed on your screen, regardless
of your operating system, download and use MS Windows 95 font smoother. This free utility
from Microsoft makes your fonts display in a smoother, but work only if
your machine is set to 64K colors or more. You will not need to download
this program if you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 or Later or if you
have Windows 98.
To smooth your screen fonts if you are running Explorer 4.0 or
Later or Windows 98
1. Make sure that your display card is configured to use 64K
2. double click on my computer
3. choose view from the
4. choose "folder Options..."
5. click on "view"
6. Scroll down on the dialog box that will appear until you see a
check box with the label: smooth edges of screen
7. check this box.
8. Click OK.
You are now able to see a smooth fonts!