Category Archives: Islamic Languages

Improved Keyboard Layout for Mac!

The Digital Orientalist presents… a new way of painlessly typing Arabic on a Mac! After the success of the keyboard layouts published in 2014, and with the feedback you gave, I developed an improved version of Or A, the keyboard layout

Improved Keyboard Layout for Mac!

The Digital Orientalist presents… a new way of painlessly typing Arabic on a Mac! After the success of the keyboard layouts published in 2014, and with the feedback you gave, I developed an improved version of Or A, the keyboard layout

Typing and transliterating Arabic: an online solution

Fuzzy Arabic Dictionary allows you to simply type the Arabic word you want in an over-simple form in Latin script, and it gives you back various options in Arabic script with the proper transliteration next to it. It even gives a suggestion

Typing and transliterating Arabic: an online solution

Fuzzy Arabic Dictionary allows you to simply type the Arabic word you want in an over-simple form in Latin script, and it gives you back various options in Arabic script with the proper transliteration next to it. It even gives a suggestion

The Digital Orientalist’s Keyboard Layouts (Windows and Mac)

Typing or transliterating Arabic on a PC has been a bane for decades. I am happy to share with you keyboard layouts that actually work! Rest assured, I shall devote a series of articles on typing or transliterating Arabic, covering a variety

The Digital Orientalist’s Keyboard Layouts (Windows and Mac)

Typing or transliterating Arabic on a PC has been a bane for decades. I am happy to share with you keyboard layouts that actually work! Rest assured, I shall devote a series of articles on typing or transliterating Arabic, covering a variety

When even the experts fail

    The University of Leiden is celebrating 400 years of Arabic Studies. As part of their celebrations, the invitation below was sent out. Whoops! Seems like after 400 years they still cannot figure out how to typeset Arabic! I

When even the experts fail

    The University of Leiden is celebrating 400 years of Arabic Studies. As part of their celebrations, the invitation below was sent out. Whoops! Seems like after 400 years they still cannot figure out how to typeset Arabic! I