Hey guys. I was wondering if any of you happened to know if Carveco or Vcarve or any other (English language) CAD software provides support for right to left text languages like for Middle Eastern languages. I’ve tried to copy and paste from google translate and none of the letters connect the way they’re supposed to for Arabic, for example. I tried to poke around on the Carveco Maker program, this forum, YouTube, and the rest of the internet to no avail. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thank you.
At times I’ve had to do each letter at a time placing it where I want it. Normally it’s because the spacing between the letters is too little or much. But I would think it would work for writing from right to left. However if there’s a lot of writing it could be very tedious.
The problem I find with doing that is that with languages like Arabic, the letters often take different forms depending on their placement within a word or name. Because Carveco doesn’t seem to support the language, it only gives me one form of that letter with no option/way to manipulate it so that it can be displayed correctly. Thanks for the reply though. It’s good to see that other people are trying to do it too. I wonder why Carveco doesn’t appear to support right to left text languages, it doesn’t seem like it’d be too hard of a thing to program. :-/
This actually works alright! It is able to produce SVGs that I can import into Carveco and Lightburn which is great. Here is what I found:
In Carveco, it doesn’t connect the letters properly but the letters are at least in the proper form so that I can piece them together and weld them, to make them look seamless.
It also, doesn’t ingest the same way in Carveco as it does in Lightburn which was interesting to see. It seems that if some of the letters are repeated in the same word (depending on the font styles), Carveco doesn’t display all of the letters but it was easy for me to duplicate the letters I needed.
On Lightburn, all of the letters do display in the proper form (repeating or not) but in left to right order. A simple rearranging and welding fixes that.
Lightburn, does have the ability to copy and paste right to left text languages like Arabic from something like Google Translate, and display properly though, so it’s not necessary to use this tool. Unless you want different choices in font styles, which the LeoMoon ParsiNegar tool has quite the selection of.
While, it’d be nice if Carveco could add this feature internal to the program, this is a pretty awesome workaround! I only had the chance to mess around with it for about 10 minutes. I’ll continue to play around with it to see if there is a better way to produce better/perfect results. Thank you so much again for the share!
I have not used the LeoMoon ParsiNegar but will definitely check it out to see how it compares with InkScape or AI. Also, I have not written in Arabic but I have written in Urdu on both InkScapr and AI and both work very well. I am sure it will be the same with Arabic. For it to work properly, you will have to install Arabic Language Keyboard on your computer and then change the setting as provided on this video and link:
The lettering on the bamboo turned out beautifully. Thank you for the video and the additional resources. I’ll check out both Inkscape and the free trial of Adobe Illustrator. I’ll try these tools out this weekend.