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Arabic text driving you crazy?!

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Now, you want to type some text in Arabic, let’s say a one-page letter .. No, half-a-page letter .. Let’s even say a single paragraph, OK? How long does it take you to just find where the next letter is?!!!

No matter how much I train myself to the Arabic keyboard layout – it’s never like the English! I’m typing in every letter in this post without even looking at the keyboard, wouldn’t you just dream to do the same with Arabic text?

Instead, we all go for what we call, Franco Arabic, which is more like the native Arabic syntax in the technology world. Time goes by and we ended up with a generation that doesn’t know how to spell yasta6ee3 and yadtar (يستطيع ويضطر) without mixing up the letters ت, ط and ض .. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by AlaaShaker

March 14, 2009 at 10:08 pm

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