Photoshop: Urdu language support in text tool

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New Feature We want!My name is Baidar Gul ( jigger.baidar@yahoo.com ), live in Pakistan. The feature i am asking about is that we use "Inpage Urdu" program for designing flex and designs in our language which is Urdu, but it's a very complicated task and time consuming. I want Photoshop's Text tool to support writing in different languages so that we and all over the photoshop users will use this program for designing easily. How we work's today:Softwares: Corel Draw, Inpage, Adobe Photoshop.Firstly we write our text in Inpage (URDU LANG. PROG.) program, and then select that text, copy it or export it then pump (paste) it to Corel Draw. In Corel after converting that text layer into curves or let say converting text to object, then we again export the text to desktop or elsewhere and then open it into Photoshop (Copy-Paste will not work correctly there).So this is the whole process...Adobe Photoshop is a very good and friendly software then Corel. So that's why we want photoshop to support atleast urdu text writing in directly photoshop, so that whole process become simply and time saving.
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Howdy Baidar,

Although Photoshop does not OFFICIALLY support Urdu yet, you should be able to do pretty much all your text in Photoshop CS6 and CC. In fact, if you are running into difficulties, I would REALLY like to hear about them!

You can find steps to use Photoshop in Urdu as well as Arabic, Hebrew, and many Indic languages in my video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfuw7m...

If this doesn't solve your problem, please let me know. I'm interested in finding out what the deficiencies are.

Thanks,
David
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Should we have Urdu language pack? Because I think you have used a language pack which we don't have for the video link procedure.

Also the procedure is complicated for multiple systems, where we are using PHONETIC keyboard layout for Inpage program but Arabic and other language similar to Urdu doesn't support it.

We will really appreciate your support. This is a common and time wasting problem. So please help.
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Howdy Baidar,

With respect to Photoshop, all support exists in all versions of the product; you do not need to buy any special SKU. All you need to do is change your settings.

Photoshop accepts the input of Arabic glyphs. If the application that you're using (Inpage) doesn't give you an output in Arabic (or Farsi or Urdu), then there's nothing we can do.

Does that make sense?
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David
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Yes David Inpage program support Arabic as well as farsi but as i described earlier,
Step1: We write the text text in INPAGE then make a selection of it (Select All) and copy it.
Step2: Paste the clipboard copy text into Corel draw.
Step3: Convert text to object
Step4: Export it as PNG.
Step5: Load PNG in Photoshop
Step6: Apply styles and textures for final design output.

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In simple words:
Can Adobe assigns a Phonetic or different keyboard layouts (as a property) to Photoshop text tool?

Phonetic Keyboard Layout:
http://www.mbilalm.com/urdu-phonetic-...
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Photoshop honors valid OS keyboards; on a daily basis I change between US English, German, Continental French, Egyptian Arabic, and others. If you change your keyboard to one that your operating system can interpret and you set your composer to the correct one (in your case, Middle Eastern/South Asian), Photoshop should correctly deliver the characters you want.

The text tool does not handle keyboards as a property. The user inputs the desired character and that's it. You can have the application know what language you are using (for spell-check and hyphenation) using the control on the Character Panel.