How can I enter Hebrew text into PREZI ?

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Adam [founder], founder

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Hi,

can you please try the Whitepaper style? We think it should support Hebrew!
(in the future, more styles will). And let us know if it worked!
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I tried it. It doesn't work for me.
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No good !
No HEBREW data entry is possible not even in google chrome
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I'm having a problem with Arabic as well.. Any suggestion?
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Adam [founder], founder

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hi, what OS / Browser are you using?
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windows XP. I tried both IE and FF.
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Windows XP, IE and chrome no Hebrew entry is possible
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Adam [founder], founder

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Sorry about that - I think that font did support Hebrew, maybe the bug is somewhere else

could you please try a last thing for us - instead of typing, could you please try to copy paste Hebrew text into Prezi?

Copy the text, open a new textbox in Prezi, and paste it

thank you!
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If I paste hebrew text nothing shows.
I guess same for arabic farsi etc the use the same right to left code in windows
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the same with me.
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nooromrya49

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same problem im facing no arabic shown even when i copy and paste or writing?? why?
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Uuganbayar Amarsanaa

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I think it works if you do copy-paste
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Adam [founder], founder

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I see
unfortunately it seems we are not supporting Hebrew text yet - we hope to do that in the near future. But we will need help with that! Anyone of you could help us? We need: free fonts, 1 or more, that we can use (ttf), than we can decide some colors - and create a Hebrew style. (we did the chinese and japanese like that, with beta tester help!)
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Adam [founder], founder

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We can not use the fonts that are resting on you machines, we need to embed copies into Prezi

Arial is not free - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arial - you paid for it when you bought XP.

We need fonts that are licensed so that we can embed them into an application.

UTF-8 if not a typeface, its a standard, somebody still has to design all the shapes, curves, etc.
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http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_Hebr... Has lots of free Hebrew
Also the free X Hebrew fonts can be downloaded from http://www.ilan.eu.org/components/com... ttf fonts of course
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Adam [founder], founder

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fantastic, thank you!

can you maybe also recommend 3 for head strong body, that you think look good? its hard for us to see which are nice and which are ugly fonts :)
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More free fonts at http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/hebrew...
I am no expert but I would recommend DAVID ARIAL or ROMAN as a starting point
Perhaps the easiest way to see hebrew text is to point at a hebrew web site such as ynet.co.il you will figure out which is Hebrew...
Perhaps when you manage to get one in and figure out the drawing direction which is of course right to left and have all that we could discuss which fonts look best - perhaps with bigger audience
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Is there any progress teaching Prezy the Hebrew language ?
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I'd really like to see Hebrew support soon too!

enclosing another link to some fonts that are ... more ... fun! http://webjunkie.co.il/ShowFontCat.as... (the website says the license to use is free, but it didn't mention commercial use specifically).

the 5th from the top is a type of loose hand-writing that has the same feel the head font on "idea sketch" theme has.

the 9th font from the top is a formal-lettering font with some chic\punch to it, I think it can also make for a nice funky head font.

as for body fonts, I like David and Lucida Sans and maybe FMBF Tahoma or Arial on the http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_Hebr... page that Oferl suggested.

Anyway, any progress?
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bump bump! (till I get a response ... ).
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Berry

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bump?
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Berry

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any progress?
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Hi All,

I m Tünde from prezi, I m new, and now i am responsible to find solution for your problem, and create new style with non-latin fonts.

For that I need your help!
I checked the links what you suggested, but it s hard to understand for me, and i would like to ask you to download and send some free fonts to me.

my e-mail: tunde.koczian@prezi.com

If I have fonts i create a style and let you try if everything is allright with the fonts.

thanks a lot
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Is there any news concerning hebrew ???
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Aything new with the hebrew fonts? I have an important presentation which I really want to make with Prezi. I'm willing to help with anything nessecery.
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It's been a really long time since the last time I checked what's up with this issue - and it makes me sad. Once again I have a presentation that I'd really love to do with Prezi but it does not support Hebrew. How can we help? there's a lot of interest among people here, USE US to make it happen.
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Well,
I dont really know what size ttf is considered to be small, but here are some very nice styles (each one is about 25kb [at the download it says more, but there are a few files there]):

Petel:
http://www.2-free.net/free-fonts/pete...

Akitza:
http://www.2-free.net/free-fonts/akit...

Choco:
http://www.2-free.net/free-fonts/choc...
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Hey,
Just did my first prezi in English and I REALLY want to do my next one, which should be done in Hebrew, using prezi too.
Please make the effort to introduce the Hebrew fonts!

thanks
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Just want to add my voice here - PLEASE add Hebrew to Prezi.
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I really hope this problem will be solved soon.
For the meanwhile, I upload PDF docs, with hebrew texts, into the presentation.
That works well for me.
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sad that no progress has been made with the Hebrew fonts It basically means that this a very difficult to use. It also means that prezi are loosing potential customers who desperately would like to use the software with full Hebrew support
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Yes, it is sad. I was really looking forward to working with Prezi, but lack of Hebrew fonts makes it unusable in the education sector.
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A solution which is not perfect, but works:
design a word or powerpoint document, export it as a PDF file, and upload this PDF to prezi.com.
Works great for me.
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Sorry but that's not good enough for my needs. We really need Hebrew fonts to work on Prezi. PDF won't serve my purpose.
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We have noted this request - thanks for posting!
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hed.barnissan

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do you still need help with the fonts issue?
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hed.barnissan

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do you still need help with the fonts issue?
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I agree with Aron. PDF is not enough!!
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So a year gone by and still no right to left Hebrew text
Adobe products support that
Microsoft support that
Even the iPhone support that
What about prezi ?
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So no Hebrew fonts yet ?
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Angelie

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Hey guys, we know you are waiting on this - we will DEFINITELY post an update here as soon as we have one. I will check with our dev team for an update, but again I will post any new information here.

Thanks for your interest! We have noted all of your requests. :-)
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hi all

just to give you a little background info

we got all the nice fonts we need now thanks to you4

however to allow hebrew (and some other non latin sets) we need to do some larger tech updates in the background, sadly its not only the font.

we'll let you know once its out.

adam
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I wanna thank the prezi staff for replying to our plea. I think you guys are doing a wonderful job altogether.

From what I understand the problem is Flash related at this point, and I know Hebrew can be bothersome on Flash. The solutions most Flash users apply here for working with Hebrew is to type the text backwards ... which is a backwards solution in itself.

I'd like to point out - http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/te... this little piece of technology, it's currently in beta version, but I think it might put this whole project on track.

Take care!
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Well let me summarize my perspective:

Every version of Microsoft Windows from XP displays hebrew and for that matter pharsi arabic etc without any issues. All the fonts are there as unicode fonts and all the strings are drawn right to left as they should.
In 2010 some 10 years or more since windows became out of the box multilingual platform you have to be a really lousy programmer to generate an English only program.
My conclusion is that the only reason PREZI does not show hebrew that it was not programmed propperly to begin with by using latin only string draws for instance.
Since I commented on that a year ago in my first post, my only conclusion is that PREZI has no live programming team to correct this by-design flaw and they probably are in maintenance only mode.
Even worse they migh not even have programmed PREZI to begin with.
So my friend all non Latin users, let's take our business elsewhere, there is no one here to take care of our issues.
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Dear oferl,

We consider your comparison with Microsoft a big praise, still have to admit that we are somewhat smaller than Bill's tech company. :)

I confirm that we'll get back to here and update you guys as we have news related to this matter.

Thanks for your patience!
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TNX for the effort-
Looking forward to hearing some good news in the HEB text support front :-)
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Well, it's been 3 months since your last reply, any news?

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