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How to type Urdu in Illustrator without converting text from InPage to Unicode?

This blog post is a comprehensive guide on how to write Urdu in Illustrator. Urdu, being a rich and widely spoken language, deserves seamless digital representation to facilitate communication and creative expression. This is especially helpful to those who are looking for ways to Design Logos in Urdu, learn more about What makes a Logo Design Great? here. This knowledge is equally beneficial for Urdu, and Arabic Calligraphy Artists, so make sure to make it to the end to get the most value out of this blog post.

This blog post will take you through the step-by-step process of setting up Urdu language capabilities on your Windows 10 or 11 computer. Whether you’re an Urdu Content Creator or a Graphic Designer, this guide will equip you with the necessary knowledge and tools to work with Urdu Language in Illustrator effortlessly.

I will begin by adding the Urdu Language Pack to the Windows system. Next, I’ll share the process of downloading and activating Urdu Unicode Fonts to ensure accurate rendering of Urdu characters. Finally, we’ll learn how to enable Indic Support in Adobe Illustrator, allowing you to leverage the full potential of Urdu Typography in your creative projects.

Whether you’re a professional or a student, this guide will serve as your go-to resource for mastering Urdu Typing on Windows 10 and 11 PC.

Installing Urdu Language Pack on Windows 10 and 11.

Accessing Language Settings.

Click on the “Start” button in the taskbar and select the “Settings” icon. In the Settings window, click on “Time & Language”. From the left-hand menu, choose “Language”.

How to write Urdu in Illustrator in 3 easy steps
How to write Urdu in Illustrator in 3 easy steps

Adding and Installing Urdu Language Pack.

Under the “Preferred Languages” section, click on the “Add a Preferred Language” button. Scroll down or use the search bar to find “Urdu Pakistan”. Click on “Urdu Pakistan” to select it and then click on the “Next” button. Windows will now check if the Urdu Language Pack is available for download. If the language pack is available, click on the “Install” button. Windows will download and install the necessary files. After the language pack is successfully installed, you will see a notification informing you of the completion. Usually, it is not required right away, restart your computer if prompted. After your computer restarts, you can switch between input languages by pressing “Windows Key + Space”.

How to write Urdu in Illustrator in 3 easy steps
How to write Urdu in Illustrator in 3 easy steps
How to write Urdu in Illustrator in 3 easy steps
How to write Urdu in Illustrator in 3 easy steps

Downloading and Installing Unicode Urdu Fonts.

Download Urdu Fonts for Logos and Typography.

After the complete installation of the Urdu Pakistan Language Pack on Windows 10 or 11, the next step in the process is to download the Urdu Unicode Fonts, this is the most simple & straightforward step in the process.

Just click the button below and you can have the Urdu Unicode Fonts downloaded onto your PC within no time.

How to install Urdu Fonts?

Install or activate these fonts by using any font manager, personally, I use FontBase Fonts Manager to manage my fonts. To activate fonts inside FontBase load the fonts containing folder as a “Watched Folder”, navigate to the folder location, and select it in this dialogue box. Give it a moment to load, once it loads click on the eye icon on the left sidebar to temporarily activate the fonts inside the folder.

You have to keep in mind that every time you want to use these fonts inside Illustrator you’ll have to open FontBase Fonts Manager first, the reason for this is that FontBase does not install the fonts onto your computer, it temporarily activates them, so it does not affect the efficiency of your computer.

Enabling Indic Support in Illustrator.

This is a very simple and 5 click process to enable Indic Typography in Illustrator. Open Illustrator, go to “Edit” then “Preferences” then click on “Type”. On the next dialogue box look for a checkbox that says “Show Indic Options”. Check this checkbox and then click Ok. Open a new document, switch the input language to Urdu, press “T” for the Type tool, and start typing. If the characters are in the form of boxes then try changing the fonts from the “Character” drop-down on top. You should be able to see Urdu Typography on the screen.

Congratulations! You have reached the end of our comprehensive guide on writing Urdu in Illustrator on Windows 10 and 11. By following the step-by-step instructions provided in this blog post, you have now successfully installed the Urdu Language Pack, downloaded Urdu Unicode Fonts, and enabled Indic Support in Adobe Illustrator. With Urdu language support and the ability to type in Urdu seamlessly, you have unlocked a world of possibilities for expressing your creativity and communicating effectively in Urdu.

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