How to Read Arabic
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 smoother.
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 versions.
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: MACINTOSH.
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
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/
may ask: why do not you just follow the others and display the Arabic
pages in your site as an images?.
Fine!, but we do have a very strong reasons behind
Steps to Add
Arabic Text Display Support for Internet Explorer
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 your documents.
While the Arabic content is entered as a text, you
will be able to search Arabic web pages for topics you are looking
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
If you are installing IE5 for the first
If you have IE5 already installed, please
follow theses steps:
1.From the start menu chose settings.
3.Select Add/Remove programs
Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Tools
5.Click add/remove programs.
6.Check the "add component" radio button, then press OK.
until you find the "multi language support" option.
text display support" , then press next
9.Press finish, then your
computer will restart.
MS Windows 95 font smoother
To 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
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
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