Phiras\’s Blog

December 12, 09

Arabic enable rich text editor for mac

Filed under: mac — Tags: — phiras @ 3:09 am


It has been a long while suffering with the bad arabic support from Apple on Mac OS.

IWork09 is more than amazing, but it sucks when it comes to write right to left arabic texts.
MSOffice08 for mac is also nice, but it does not support writing in arabic.
NeoOffice can handle arabic texts well, but it has a very bad user interface and it consumes a lot of resources.

I spend a lot of time looking for the free rich text editor that runs on mac lightly and treats arabic well. till I find Bean.

Bean is a “small, easy-to-use word processor (or more precisely, a rich text editor), designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. Bean is Open Source, fully Cocoa, and is available free of charge! MS Word, OpenOffice, etc. try to be all things to all people. But sometimes you just want the right tool for the job. That is Bean’s niche.”

Finally a I would like to have an answer for this question : When Apple is going to

show more respect to the Arabic language? if the arabic world doesn’t deserve it, I am sure the arabic man who has 5% share in Apple Prince AlWaleed deserves it.



  1. You should have said, why not Mr. Steve Job the founder of Mac, respect his ancestors since he is the son of a Syrian father. This is could make more sense to your complain. But after all, you should blame the owner of the language not the others.

    Comment by mohamed — December 12, 09 @ 4:09 am

  2. I agree with you that we should point blame finger to ourselves. Steve Jobs wants to make money, I don’t think he cares about his “Biological father” as he used to say, or about his syrian roots!

    Comment by phiras — December 12, 09 @ 4:38 am

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