Downloading and Installing the Plug-in

To display the Arabic syntax trees from the Arabic corpus, you need to install the Internationalized Java2 Plug-in version 1.3.

Instructions (Windows only)

  1. Go to the download page for the Java2 Plug-in version 1.3.
  2. Locate the entry in the table under Windows (all languages) and the column JRE and click on DOWNLOAD.
  3. Click Accept to accept the License Agreement.
  4. Click any of the FTP download buttons.
  5. Save the "j2re1_3_X_Y-win-i" file on your desktop.
    Note: X and Y can be any numbers, as long as the version is 1.3 or above.
  6. Wait for the file to download.
    It is about 8 MB and will take 2 to 20 minutes to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
  7. Go to your desktop and start the downloaded file ("j2re1_3_0-win-i") by double-clicking it.
  8. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement once more.
  9. Click Next to start the installation.
  10. Wait for the plug-in to install.


  • Make sure you get the Internationalized version.
    The Arabic VISL applet will work with the Internationalized version only.
  • Do not use the automatic plug-in installation method in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    The automatic installation seems to always install the U.S. English version.
    Instead use the method described above to get the Internationalized version.
  • The plug-in is available for Linux and Solaris as well.
  • Unfortunately, the Java2 Plug-in version 1.3 is not available for the Macintosh.