Arabic and Hindi characters in Illustrator?

Aparently Illustrator doesn’t support Arabic characters, even when using a character pack or a local version of the software.

Does anyone know a way around this? I’m drawing up a set of legal texts which need to show this language variant. I’ll need to add Hindi to this too, so this may throw up the same problem.

Any help would be great!

Illustrator supports Arabic numbers. haha

Have you looked for a specific Middle East (Arabic) or Asian (Hindi) Install of Illustrator?

I was curious and did some digging. On the Illustrator Wikipedia entry I found this reference http://www.winsoft.eu/ where you can purchase Arabic fonts etc.

cant u jus get hindi fonts installed?