Arabic text characters are all connected one to another in a word, but FireFox displays the letters right, except they are disconnected and each letter is on its own, mak… (read more)
Arabic text characters are all connected one to another in a word, but FireFox displays the letters right, except they are disconnected and each letter is on its own, making it very difficult if not impossible to read.
What I used to do in the past is, pages that contain Arabic Text for me such as Facebook, I used to install IETAB2 and set facebook to always open with IETAB and then the text would display correctly.
The strange thing is, if you use IE, it would display the same garbage isolated Arabic letters, but the IETAB with IE7 emulation works like a charm.
With that said, recently, FF stopped displaying arabic text correctly even with IETAB2
But Google Chrome always works like a charm without the need for anything.
I have tried changing the encoding on the site but that doesn't help
Can anyone suggest anything please?
Google Chrome, Correct display of Arabic Text:
FireFox with IETAB or without, same result:
Anything other than UTF-8 will just display as jibberish.
But the problem with UTF-8 is that the Arabic letters are not linked one to the other, each one is seperated, makeing it very difficult to read.
What's even weirder is, I checked with Chrome, which displays Arabic Text just fine, and it is also using the UTF-8 encoding but it works!? Please help as I don't want to use Chrome :(