Category Archives: Islamic Languages

Never Trust Al-Shamila Search Results☝️

In this post our Arabo-Islamic Studies editor Maxim digs deeper into searching full-text Arabic corpora, comparing Shamela with Elkirtasse. He shows us that we should not blindly trust the search function of a repository, as you might rely on incomplete search capacities

Never Trust Al-Shamila Search Results☝️

In this post our Arabo-Islamic Studies editor Maxim digs deeper into searching full-text Arabic corpora, comparing Shamela with Elkirtasse. He shows us that we should not blindly trust the search function of a repository, as you might rely on incomplete search capacities

Digital Printing of Arabic: The Problem Revisited

In this post I will respond to some points raised by Titus Nemeth. I already discussed his rhetoric so I will side-step that in this post. I say: Arabic was developed to be written with pen and ink, this translates

Digital Printing of Arabic: The Problem Revisited

In this post I will respond to some points raised by Titus Nemeth. I already discussed his rhetoric so I will side-step that in this post. I say: Arabic was developed to be written with pen and ink, this translates

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Qatar

After having defined the problem, and having seen a solution, let us now familiarize ourselves with a bad example. Much like the Mushaf Muscat, Muṣḥaf Qaṭar likes to present a technological proof of concept in the form of a digital

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Qatar

After having defined the problem, and having seen a solution, let us now familiarize ourselves with a bad example. Much like the Mushaf Muscat, Muṣḥaf Qaṭar likes to present a technological proof of concept in the form of a digital

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Muscat

In this series, we will consider how Arabic is and could be represented in a digital world. Our first, and likely most spectacular example is Muṣḥaf Masqaṭ al-Iliktrūnī, available at mushafmuscat.om. This website is a showcase for the technology developed by

Digital Printing of Arabic: Mushaf Muscat

In this series, we will consider how Arabic is and could be represented in a digital world. Our first, and likely most spectacular example is Muṣḥaf Masqaṭ al-Iliktrūnī, available at mushafmuscat.om. This website is a showcase for the technology developed by

Digital Printing of Arabic: explaining the problem

Representing Arabic script on a computer has been problematic from the very beginning. In this series, we shall explore some of the solutions offered. First, we need to understand what is so problematic about Arabic script in a digital world.

Digital Printing of Arabic: explaining the problem

Representing Arabic script on a computer has been problematic from the very beginning. In this series, we shall explore some of the solutions offered. First, we need to understand what is so problematic about Arabic script in a digital world.

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