Category Archives: Islamic Languages

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