I am trying to encode Arabic subtitles in an avi file using the Media subtitler. When I open the subtitle file saved in Unicode format I dont see the Arabic letters but instead I see things like

3.JA) H(/HF G/A H0'* F4'7 1*J(|,JQ/) ,/'K D*5AJ) 'D0GF

I tried to change the font using the following

settings > change list font > then choose an arabic font and also change the script to arabic.

the font changes but still no arabic characters. when I redo this I find the script returns to Western

Can you please help.