Some pages on this site and many others include pages with Arabic character
set. Not every browser can support this. For example Netscape Navigator is
a browser everyone loved someday. But it seems that the company is not
interested very much in applying a full-featured Arabic -or in general
multi-language- HTML writing and browsing capabilities in its package. The
designers of Arabic WebPages should comply to many limitations to make
their pages viewed through the Netscape browser.
If you have Arabic Windows
platform, it's an interesting experience to enforce the Netscape
Communicator to read pages in Arabic. It's easy, but don't expect a magic
solution to fix everything. Just use the Preferences command, in Fonts tab
set the language to Japanese or something, then choose 'Tahoma (Arabic)' or
any other Arabic font. Then choose Japanese or whatever from the Character
However and regardless to the
language of your Windows platform, it's obvious that Internet Explorer
offers a comprehensive solution to the multi-language Internet browsing. If
you already have an Arabic Windows with Arabic interface or what Microsoft
usually calls 'Local' version, you can download an Arabic
Internet Explorer version. But if have the much better 'Enabled' Arabic
version with the regular English interface or don't have any Arabic
versions at all, you might be much luckier. You can achieve relatively
powerful multi-language browsing features through some major procedures
called Windows Updating. This operation is minimal now if you have the
Local version or even if you set your Internet Explorer language to Arabic.
First, if you don't have the
latest version of Internet Explore installed on your computer, you might
begin by downloading the newest standard version of Internet
Second you can proceed to the
Windows Update. But before Updating we highly recommend to check that your
IE language is set solely to US English. The English interface will allow
you to select between a lot of valuable components. You can do this from
the IE Menu Bar: Tools> Internet Options> General> Languages>
Add (and/or Remove). You should restart your browser (or computer) before
proceeding to Update.
your Windows now!
This site, as many of major sites on the Internet (Yahoo UK, Fox News and Telegraph to mention a few), still
uses the technology called Java Virtual Machine. Due to legal wrangling
between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, it's no longer available from
Microsoft Windows Update site. Microsoft introduced its own version called
Microsoft Virtual Machine. For XP systems it only comes as a part of the
update known as Windows
XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). Try your Windows Update now (only if you
run a legal copy of Windows XP).
also can install Sun Microsystems’ version. It downloads and installs
automatically if you visited this page in
its Java official site (or use direct manual download here).