as i am using the new version of microsoft office 2008 for mac it has struck me. for the umpteenth time they have ignored arabic script support. the stinkin' text edit ghetto program that comes with the system can do it! i am convinced that somewhere in microsoft's mission statement it says "we will be lame and stupid and do our absolute best to annoy tim semmens as much as possible." they have hit their mark once again. congrats microsoft.