Native Arabic lessons for Macromedia FreeHand
SoftSkill Textra for FreeHand is the easiest and most powerful way to beautifully typeset Arabic Text directly within Macromedia FreeHand. Type edit, and design Arabic within FreeHand just like Roman text, with advanced Arabic features too.
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Textra adds a new tool to the FreeHand Toolbox for inputting Arabic text. Draw text boxes, type within shapes or type on paths just as easily as with Roman text.
Advanced Arabic typography
In addition to FreeHand's text features, Textra FreeHand includes Kashida justification (using extension of ligatures) for beautiful Arabic type. Not limited to rectangular text boxes, Textra correctly justifies text inside any closed path. And over 100 Arabic fonts are included for a variety of applications and designs. With Textra, the only limit is your imagination.
Heavy features, lightweight speed
As a plug-in for Macromedia FreeHand, Textra doesn't bog down FreeHand's performance or increase its load time. Unlike most other Arabic solutions, Textra is fast and responsive. Intelligent Font Application
One of the most frustrating problems with typesetting mixed Arabic-Roman text is the application of fonts. Textra's Intelligent Font Application takes care of this for you. In Textra, choosing an Arabic font for mixed text only changes the Arabic parts, and choosing a Roman font only changes the Roman parts!
Click here for a list of the SoftSkill Arabic fonts included with TextraFH.
Everything you need to inspect or modify your Arabic text attributes is located in this palette, designed with bilingual text in mind! There are two seperate font menus (Arabic & Roman), script switching buttons, kashida justification tools and more.
Work more efficiently with text attributes using Textra TypeStyles. Style sheets let you specify and apply fonts, text attributes and Arabic specific features correctly justifies text inside any closed path. And over 100 Arabic fonts are included for a variety of applications and designs. With Textra, the only limit is your imagination.
Save time using Textra's built-in shortcuts. All Textra commands have equivalent keyboard shortcuts, and Textra automatically assigns shortcuts to your Style Sheets so you can apply different styles instantly.
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