Indic/Arabic numeral system is not displayed on web pages

By design Issue #107379


Apr 27, 2014
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Open Region and Language settings and select the Formats tab.
  2. Set the Format to Arabic (Saudi Arabia).
  3. Click on Additional settings and select National from the Use Native Digits drop down list > Ok.
  4. Navigate to and view the numerals on the webpage. (Or open the attached repro)


IE 9/10 should display numerals in Arabic as set in system locale settings.


IE 9/10 displays numerals in English format instead.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Rossen A.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Rossen A.” to “Josh P.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Josh P.” to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

    • The same issue is also observed in IE11. The behavior seems to be slightly changed depending on the document mode. Is there any workaround or configuration to have IE11 shapes numerals in native numerals such as Arabic-Indic?

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