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Ok, iv been trying to learn the Arabic language. And so iv wanted to make my US English keyboard so that i can type in Arabic as well. I found a layout that displays all the keys and everything and tells me how to do it.

So i go into the control panel (with the Windows XP Home Edition cd in the drive) and click under Regional options blah blah, and i click install complex language scripts or whatever, it says it will install Arabic and like 5 other languages, so i click ok.

And then it starts to install, and it prompts me:

Setup cannot install file blah.blahblah Please ensure the Windows XP Home Edition CD is inserted.

Iv done this about 3 times and the same thing.

Why does Microsoft suck so bad at everything?

Does anyone know how i can fix this?
    
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Adding Arabic language support

To add the Arabic language support in English version of Windows you need to install the complex script language option from the regional settings.

To install complex script languages:
  1. Click on “Start”.
  2. Choose “Control Panel”
  3. Select “Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options” category.
  4. Choose “Regional and Language option”.
  5. Click on “Language” tab.
  6. Enable option “Install files for complex script and right-to-left language”.
  7. Click “Apply” button to complete installation.



Application compatibility

Running Non Unicode Arabic programs


Windows XP as Windows 2000 does not support Arabic DOS programs or 16-bit Arabic programs.

Windows XP supports 32 bit Arabic programs both Non-Unicode and Unicode programs. However, to be able to run the non-Unicode Arabic programs you need to set the system settings to be enabled for the Arabic language.

To select a language for Non-Unicode programs:
  1. Click on “Start”.
  2. Choose “Control Panel”
  3. Select “Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options” category.
  4. Choose “Regional and Language option”.
  5. Click on “Advanced” tab.
  6. Select from the list the required language and its country.

Note:
  • Most f the available programs in the market are still non-Unicode.
  • This system setting enables non-Unicode programs to display menus and dialogs in their native language. It does not affect Unicode programs, but it does apply to all users of current computer.
  • Select any Arabic country as appropriate.



Source: Microsoft

Arabic is a beautiful language, I solute you
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Thanks for the reply.

But i did solve the problem.

The only way i could get it to work, was install every file by finding the file within the CD manually, cuz Windows told me it could not find the file. So after about an hours worth of file searching, i got everything insalled and it works great!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
Arabic is a beautiful language, I solute you

Also a very hard language to learn.

Im using this online thing, theres 9 steps, but its been about 3 days and im still on step 2! Im learning about the vowels and consanants and all that...

So far i know 2 words and one phrase in Arabic:

ي"Me"

الحب"Love"

آحبكٌ"I love you"

I hope those are right.
    
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Originally Posted by {LSK} Otacon View Post
Also a very hard language to learn.

Im using this online thing, theres 9 steps, but its been about 3 days and im still on step 2! Im learning about the vowels and consanants and all that...

So far i know 2 words and one phrase in Arabic:

ي"Me"

الحب"Love"

آحبكٌ"I love you"

I hope those are right.
أنا"I" instead of ي

I Love You in arabic is more than enough

The more you practice the better you became

Cheers
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
[SIZE="6"]أنا
What letter is that on the very right?

I cant seem to make that on my keyboard. The closest thing i have looks like:

آ
    
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Originally Posted by {LSK} Otacon View Post
What letter is that on the very right?

I cant seem to make that on my keyboard. The closest thing i have looks like:

آ
Shift + H
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Shift H doesnt work for me ]

I am using the Arabic Western layout...

Should i use Eastern?
    
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Originally Posted by {LSK} Otacon View Post
Shift H doesnt work for me ]

I am using the Arabic Western layout...

Should i use Eastern?
frankly speaking I don't know, did you try On-Screen Keyboard?
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Yes, i have the IME set and i have a layout of it that tells me all the keys. And i just cant seem to make that one.
    
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