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Update: a newer version available here

An Arabic parsing script for proper Arabic readability on Flash Player 8 and 9 without the use of Adobe Text Layout Framework, runs on the client-side with no need to migrating older projects for Flash Player 10 ..

You can integrate my parser into your library as open-source under GNU GPL license.

ActionSctipt 2.0 version available here
ActionSctipt 3.0 version available here

Features Supported:

  1. Embedding Fonts (just put a dynamic textfield on-stage and select at least Basic Latin (95 glyphs) and Arabic (1088 glyphs) from the Character Embedding menu).
  2. Arabic Ligatures.
  3. Word Wrapping.
  4. Bi-Directional text.
  5. HTML Text.
  6. Loading External text on run-time.
  7. Windows/Mac/Linux support.
  8. Arabic enabled input fields using actionscript method (createArabicInput) with the help of javascript (arabicinput.js) beta

Features Not Supported:

  1. Arabic Diacritics (not necessarily for reading Arabic language in general, arabs are using diacritics mostly for writing Quran, and in that case diacritics are not the only missing feature, there’re many other ligatures cases in Arabic used for Quran writing).

Fixed Bugs:

  1. Proper numeric sequence.
  2. Proper chevron brackets.

Also you can use this online tool to copy proper Arabic into any Adobe software that does not support Arabic, like Flash, Fireworks, … , etc




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March 22nd, 2011

nice work abbas
may be I’ll Use in a later project
but there’s still problem which is the size of the file because of the font embedding and it leads to 50 k swf file so it couldn’t be used in a banner so is there any soln. for this….?



March 22nd, 2011

@Ahmed Zahran

Thanks for using this ;)
For the embedding file size, you can use shared fonts, and port those from different server, follow this guide ..