Farsi or Urdu language settings change to Arabic in PowerPoint 2002

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NOTE: This article discusses complex scripts functionality. Complex scripts functionality is available when you use the Office Language Settings tool to enable a language, such as Arabic or Hebrew, that requires this functionality. For more information about multilingual features, click Microsoft <I BRACKET="YES">your Office product</I> Help on the Help menu, type multilingual features in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics that are returned.
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Symptoms

If you select Farsi or Urdu in the Language dialog box (click Language on the Tools menu), the next time you view the Language settings, the selected language has changed to one of the Arabic dialects, such as:
  • Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
  • Arabic (Algeria)
  • Arabic (Egypt)
  • Arabic (Jordan)

Resolution

Set the language for the selected text to (no proofing) and then set the language to Farsi or Urdu. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Select the text that you want to change to Farsi or Urdu.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Language. Click (no proofing), and then click OK.
  3. On the Tools menu, click Language. Click Farsi or Urdu, and then click OK.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

More information

The Language setting does not translate text into other languages. Rather, it tells PowerPoint what language a certain portion of text is. If the appropriate spelling dictionaries are available, PowerPoint can check the spelling in the selected language. A spelling dictionary is available if a check mark with the letters ABC appears beside the selected language in the Language dialog box.
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Article ID: 293121 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
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