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  • Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

    After the VAT Implementation in UAE & KSA we have a request to convert our english invoice to Arabic.Is there any possibility to do that via Alpha 12
    Please help me if any one have any suggestion.

  • #2
    Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

    Hi Sajid,
    I worked with arabic language.
    is your issue writing arabic in alpha?
    I dont think there is a way to automatically translate it.
    the best way is to save a copy of the report and write the labels and titles in Arabic.
    if you need to have the customer name and items description in arabic it has to be written in the application and stored in the database


    • #3
      Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

      I worked on Arabic invoices for Saudi about 40 years ago.
      The problem was not translation, but transliteration.
      Working on a job at present with a PDF formatted print, populated with JSON data.
      It's not my design, but I will ask the guy who does JSON.
      As Paul suggested, a pic of the name/signatures will work.
      I have used Chinese Chops in documents before now, so it's doable.
      See our Hybrid Option here;


      • #4
        Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

        my issue is that i have updated my database with arabic data for item description and customer address.But when I take those arabic data to alpha reports it is not coming as arabic instead it is coming like ???????.But in database we updated the same in arabic and we can view that also.When we use the same in reports it is not coming as arabic.Do you have any solution for this?


        • #5
          Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

          have you done any reports in arabic by using alpha software and what did you use for that?


          • #6
            Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

            You have to change some setting in control panel?
            in windows 10:
            1-control panel
            2-regional settings
            3-click the tab administrative
            4-Change the language for non unicode to arabic.
            it should work.


            • #7
              Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

              I will look into this more and see which optons work with Alpha.
              If Paul's suggestion doesn't work, you may need to use a different type of placeholder for the data.
              RichText is quite useful.
              See our Hybrid Option here;


              • #8
                Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

                Sajil, another question.
                Does the app use Arabic fonts everywhere or are there some European fonts in it as well?
                See our Hybrid Option here;


                • #9
                  Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

                  it will be mix.Arabic is using for customer name and address and for item description in the report along with English data.This is basically an Invoice which we are trying to change into arabic not fully.Customer name and address to arabic and the item description also.the rest every thing remains the same.We have given an option in Sql to capture arabic name and address and the item description and we created a view to pick the arabic updated data from sql but when we use that in report it is coming as ???????? instead of arabic.
                  We just want to display the arabic data in the report ,nothing else.


                  • #10
                    Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

                    Alpha Arabic.JPG Like this?
                    See our Hybrid Option here;


                    • #11
                      Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

                      I have 4-5 applications working with arabic language application&reports there is no issue.
                      while designing report u can write arabic language and the data coming from database in arabic you just need to collect in arabic supported fonts format.

                      and while generating report you should enable option of multilanguage in pdf options.


                      • #12
                        Re: Arabic or any other language in Alpha Reports

                        I don't think that using just one language font is the issue. The problem is using two different language fonts in the same application.
                        "Arabic is using for customer name and address and for item description in the report along with English data"
                        In my example, it's a method for getting a compromise.
                        Unfortunately, Windows does not seem to offer multiple language on the same page, at least I couldn't find any references to it.
                        See our Hybrid Option here;