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DOS OPERATING - ARABIC (NAFITHA)

By ayna_san ·
I WISH RUN AN APPLICATION DEVELOPED IN CLIPPER 5.01 AND WITH OLD ARABIC SUPPORT UNDER XP PLATFORM

IS IT POSSIBLE - I TRIED MANY WAYS - BUT ARABIC PROGRAMME (NAFITHA) COULD NOT START UNDER XP.

CAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE .....

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TO RUN DOS-NAFITHA ON XP - OR VISTA

by ayna_san In reply to we have it working under ...

HALLO DEAR ROMOUZ

I AM WORKING ON NAFITHA SINCE LONG TIME UNDER DOS/W95/98 ETC...

WHEN I TRIED WITH XP UNDER PII MACHINE IT RUN

BUT WITH P4 WITH LATEST VGA , WHEN I RUN THE NAF.COM, GET A MESSAGE THE THAT "FREQUENCY OUT OF RANGE HF=27.95 AND VF=62.34 AND QUIT THE PROGRAMME AND COME BACK TO XP DESKTOP

I REQUEST YOUR HELP IN THIS MAATER.

AWATING YOUR REPLY

BEST REGARDS

ABDUL NASER

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NAFITHA IN XP PLATFORM

by MSLATY In reply to we have it working under ...

COULD YOU TELL ME PLEASE HOW CAN I RUN NAFITHA IN XP..

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Salam

by prototype_nsx In reply to we have it working under ...

I would like to know how you have done it. I am usin musaed al arabi and i am familiar with nafitha too. Please let me know how you have implemented it. Thanks

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nafitha under windows xp

by mohammadhusseinn In reply to we have it working under ...

hi ramouz
i need you to help me with the nafitha program to run it under windows xp
our problem is to run it in a full screen mode....
i will be very appreciated if you responde soon

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Nafitha on Windows XP (that way I do it)

by yazan5 In reply to DOS OPERATING - ARABIC ...

For all people wants to run legacy DOS applications with Nafitha, this is that RIGHT way to run NAF.COM on Windows XP.

METHOD #1: CMD BASED CODEPAGE

1- Run cmd.exe, "Command Prompt",
2- type "chcp 708", it should say "Active code page: 708"
3- Now this is important, Right-click tab at task bar, choose "Properties".
4- On "Font" tab, change font from "Raster Font" to "Lucida Console".
5- Run your legacy application on DOS, it will show the right encoding.

NOTES:
1- Run this on Windowed Mode only!
2- Right-to-Left Orientation won't be available AS THIS IS ENCODING ONLY!
3- You may face unviewable characters on INPUT, which appear AS BOXES! that's Microsoft BUG!

--to RUN YOUR OWN NAFITHA PROCEED TO METHOD #2

METHOD #2: NAFITHA 4.2 on WINDOWS XP

--I recommend using NAFITHA 4.2, You should have it ALREADY. Version 4.0 works fine too.
--You need first ARABIC.COM TSR( Terminate and Stay Resident) from MS-DOS 6.22, Win95, Win98.

NOTE: I can NOT give you those, you should extract them from your OLD PC running Win98, thats my case where I got them, as this violates Microsoft licensing agreement.

What shall we have...
1- ARABIC.COM
2- COUNTRY.ARA
3- VIDEO.CPI
4- ARABIC.INI

You will find the 1,2,3 under C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND folder under Win98, bring those, and create a new file, thats #4 ARABIC.INI and write this into it

[ARABIC.COM]
WinFontPage=Default
CodePage=437
HwFontPages(s)=437
FontSize=2
UMB=Yes
FontFile=video.cpi
CountryFile=country.ara

--NOW, get this FULL SCREEN TOGGLE small utility, from this link,
http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/fstoggle.zip

--PUT ALL FILEs IN ONE FOLDER, SAY "C:\AR".

--CREATE A BATCH FILE, "C:\AR\NAFXP.BAT", with these commands

REM ------------------------
REM --YAZAN-NAFXP-LAUNCHER--
REM ------------------------
@ECHO OFF
CHCP 437
MODE CON LINES=25
FSTOGGLE F
ARABIC.COM
COMMAND.COM
EXIT
REM --EOS

--NOW, FROM START MENU ON WINDOWS XP, CHOOSE RUN, TYPE "C:\AR\NAFXP.BAT"

-- AFTER MS-DOS RUNS IN FULL-SCREEN, JUST RUN "NAF.COM" FROM IT'S PATH.

NOTES:
1- IT WORKS PERFECTLY ON LCD AND CRT MONITORS.
2- TYPE EXIT TO CLOSE DOS WINDOW.

With best regards,
Yazan

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NAFITHA ON XP

by nakhle52 In reply to Nafitha on Windows XP (th ...

MR. YAZAN

COULD YOU PLZ TELL ME WHAT DOES IT MEAN [ARABIC.COM] IN THE FILE ARABIC.INI.I TRIED TO DO IT YOUR WAY BUT IT DIDN'T WORK.
PLZ I NEED YOUR HELP IF YOU CAN.
THANK YOU.
NAKHLE ATALLAH

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Hello Yazan.

by KassemKazak In reply to Nafitha on Windows XP (th ...

How are you doing. Your article regarding how to run NAFITHA on windows was so interested. My question is: how can i get these files: 1- ARABIC.COM
2- COUNTRY.ARA
3- VIDEO.CPI
knowing that i have no windows 98 and i didn't find them on the net. would you please send them to me (if possible)
waiting your reply.

Best Regards,
Kassem Kazak

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Resolution Problem

by KassemKazak In reply to Hello Yazan.

I followed up what mentioned, it worked fine with me..the problem was when i started the naf.com, this message appered: not optimum mode, recommended mode: 1280 x 024 60 Hrz. My screen is Samsung, i changed the screen and it worked very fine.
Hope this will help..

Best Regards,
Kassem Kazak

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Need help with old DOS app

by dewolfe In reply to Nafitha on Windows XP (th ...

Yazan: I have a data file from an app called epi info. Arabic charaters were originally coded in back when we had NAF.com running on DOS some years ago now. We need to convert these charaters back to Arabic urgently. Is there away I can call you? Many thanks De (dewolfe@hawaii.edu)yes I am on the other side of the world.

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Convert file from NAF to windows

by magdy_salam In reply to Need help with old DOS ap ...

If you still have this problem , Please send the file to me and i will convert it for you .

Best regards
Magdy Abdraboh
magdy_salam@yahoo.com
+20109673004
www.abdraboh.zxq.net

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