Photoshop includes support for Indic, Middle Eastern, and South East Asian languages. You can create documents using text from these languages. The World-Ready Layout composer provides correct word shaping for these scripts.

Supported Asian scripts

The World-Ready Layout composer supports the following languages:

Indic Middle Eastern South East Asian*
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Oriya
  • Punjabi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
For details, see Arabic and Hebrew.
  • Thai
  • Sinhalese
  • Burmese 
  • Khmer
  • Lao

*Introduced in the October 2018 release of Photoshop CC (20.0)

Note:

Text features across Adobe applications do not necessarily have feature parity as each application can rely on different text engines. Also, text features can vary according to the primary usage of the application (image editing, page layout, illustration, and so on), so the preservation of formatting, style, and editability across applications can also vary according to the type treatments you choose to apply.

South East Asian (SEA) languages or scripts are not currently supported on all Adobe products. Moving SEA text from an Adobe app that currently supports SEA scripts to an application that does not support them, is likely to result in the loss of some or all text copy and formatting edits. In this case, note the following:

  • Image files may need to be flattened before moving from Photoshop to other applications.
  • Text files from Adobe Illustrator may need to be converted to outlines before usage in other applications.
  • Text conversions may result in a loss of editability when moved from one application to another.

Install relevant language and font packs (Windows)

To use these languages properly on Windows, install the Language and Font packs for the particular language you want to use.

For details, see Microsoft's Help documentation: Language Packs.

Create documents using Asian languages

Photoshop provides options for selecting your text engine based on the language to be used in your Photoshop document.   

Create a document

To create a document using one of the South East Asian languages:

  1. Choose Edit Preferences Type.
  2. Under Choose Text Engine Options, select World-Ready Layout
  3. Open a document.
  4. Create a Type layer.
  5. In the Character panel, set the desired language.
  6. Based on the language you select, set an appropriate font. For example, if you choose Thai language, set a Thai font such as Adobe Thai or Noto Sans Thai.
  7. Copy and paste the text composed in the language that you choose. If you have a language-specific keyboard set up, simply type the text.
Choose a preferred text engine option in Type preferences.
Choose a preferred text engine option in Type preferences.

Note:

Select the correct and relevant layout, fonts, and language options (dictionary) for script composition to appear correctly.

Select a layout

In the flyout menu of the Paragraph panel, the layouts listed below are available: 

  • Latin and East Asian Layout: Supports Latin and East Asian languages
  • World-Ready Layout: Supports Indic, Middle Eastern, and South East Asian languages
Choose a paragraph layout
Choose a paragraph layout

Select a language

In the Character panel, click the language option to display a list of languages. Select a desired language from the list.

Select the desired language option in the Character panel
Select the desired language option in the Character panel

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