31 May 2010

How to install and use Arabic keyboard input on Windows.

If you do not have Arabic on your computer at home.

How to install and use Arabic keyboard input on Windows.

Windows XP

To set up Arabic under Windows XP.

1- Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Regional and Language Options.

2-Click the Languages tab at the top, make sure that you have enabled Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai)

3-click on Details (under Text services and input languages).

When the window appears, click Add.( next to Installed services and select Arabic (Egypt) and Arabic (101) as your Keyboard layout/IME.

4-Click OK twice and you're done.

Step by step

:http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/handson/user/xpintlsupp.mspx#E4

Windows Vista

1- Select Start (or windows logo) | Settings | Control Panel | Regional and Language Options.

2-Choose "Keyboards and Languages" at the top, click on the button "Change Keyboards", then "Add", scroll to where Arabic is, you might want to choose "Arabic (Egypt)" for example, make sure you click on the + icon before the word "Arabic (Egypt)", once you do, you will see "keyboard" click on the + icon placed before it. Check the box for "Arabic (101)".

3-Click "Ok", then "Apply" and finally "Ok", and that's it.


 


 


 


 

Tips you need to know

Once Arabic is installed, you will be able to type messages in Arabic or in English, to do so let's say you were typing an e-mail in English and you decided to type the rest in Arabic, just press and hold "Shift" button on your keyboard and press "Alt", and that will switch to "Ar", then you can do the same thing again (Shift + Alt) to switch back to English. Good luck!

How do I change the display language?

If your browser doesn't support Arabic or when you visit a website in Arabic it shows you just some weird signs and symbols, then you need to adjust your browser which can be done easily in order to display that page properly.

Go to the top of your browser where you have "File" "Edit" "View".... Select "View", then "Encoding" then "Arabic Windows" and that should do it, if the problem still exists, then that means the problem is not your browser, but on the page you're trying to view

Ref: http://arabic.speak7.com/install_arabic.htm

Other way:
COPY & PASTE.

1-First open word

2-Second go to the address below and start typing. www.myarabicteacher.blogspot.com. OR


http://www.islamweb.net/php/php_arabic/keyboard/keyboard.htm

3-Copy what you typed and paste it in word.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Example of your keyboard:


 



 

`  ّ
ذ  

1  !
١  

2  @
٢  

3  #
٣  

4  $
٤  

5  %
٥  

6  ^
٦  

7  &
٧  

8  *
٨  

9  )
٩  

0  (
٠  

-  _
-  

=  +
=  

   
   
 

   
   
 

q  َ
ض  

w  ً
ص  

e  ُ
ث  

r  ٌ
ق  

t لإ
ف  

y  إ
غ  

u  '
ع  

i  ÷
ه  

o  ×
خ  

p  ؛
ح  

[  >
ج  

]  <
د  

\  |
\  

  

   
   
 

a  ِ
ش  

s  ٍ
س  

d  ]
ي  

f  [
ب  

g لأ
ل  

h  أ
ا  

j  ـ
ت  

k  ،
ن  

l  /
م  

;  :
ك  

'  "
ط  

   
   
 

   
   
 

z  ~
ئ  

x  ْ
ء  

c  }
ؤ  

v  {
ر  

b لآ
لا 

n  آ
ى  

m  '
ة  

,  ,
و  

.  .
ز  

/  ؟
ظ  

Shift 

Ctrl 

Alt 

      
      
 

Alt 

Ctrl 

Please cut and enlarge this keyboard

Ref:
http://www.muftah-alhuruf.com/


 

30 May 2010

Amazon.com: Alif Baa With Multimedia: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (Arabic Edition) (9781589015067): Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi: Books

Amazon.com: Alif Baa With Multimedia: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (Arabic Edition) (9781589015067): Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi: Books

Alif Baa With Multimedia: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (Arabic Edition) (Paperback)
Review
"This introductory text aims to familiarize the student with the pronunciation and writing system and to present a good number of greetings, common phrases and everyday vocabulary ... An impeccably presented manual."-Forum for Modern Language Studies "Highly recommend this second edition ... The DVDs add considerably to students' mastering of the material."-Modern Language Journal
Product Description
Since the release of the second edition of "Alif Baa with DVDs" in the fall of 2004, thousands of Arabic language learners have benefited from the integrated textbook and DVDs. This new version - "Alif Baa with Multimedia" - functions even better and features a new and improved digital format. The content of "Alif Baa with Multimedia, Second Edition", including the text and all of the audio and video on the disk, is exactly the same as that of "Alif Baa with DVDs, Second Edition". Only the format of the disk has changed so that all files will be easy to play using the free Adobe Flash Player. All units are now included on only one disk. Teachers and students may use both versions of the textbook side-by-side in the classroom and notice no difference in content or appearance. It should not affect the learning experience or require teachers to do any additional preparation.

Arabic as a Foreign Language العربية لغير الناطقين بها: Arabic Listening materials from the BBC.

Arabic as a Foreign Language العربية لغير الناطقين بها: Arabic Listening materials from the BBC.

Arabic Listening materials from the BBC.

Listening materials,
You can listen to this link from your iPad too.
This is very clever move from the BBC because the flashplayer not working with the iPad yet.

29 May 2010

Amazon.com: Al-kitab Al-asasi Volume I: A Basic Course for Teaching Arabic to Non-native Speakers (Arabic Edition) (9789774162312): El-said Badawi: Books

Amazon.com: Al-kitab Al-asasi Volume I: A Basic Course for Teaching Arabic to Non-native Speakers (Arabic Edition) (9789774162312): El-said Badawi: Books

This three-part course in Modern Standard Arabic for non-native speakers approaches the language through a series of themed topicsâdaily life in the Arab world, politics and governance, literature and the arts, science and medicine, astronomyâconcentrates principally on listening and speaking skills. In each section, vocabulary is built up as various linguistic structures and strategies are introduced and practiced in a clear introduction to Arabic grammar. A CD accompanies Volume 1, and in addition to a full glossary of vocabulary items at the end of each volume (with meanings in both English and French), a supplementary dictionary, al-Muâjam al-musaâid, gives a complete key to the vocabulary of all three books in four languages: English, French, Spanish, and German. Comprehensive and easily digestible, varied and informative, these books make an ideal basis for a classroom-based course in Arabic anywhere in the world.
About the Author
EL-SAID BADAWI is professor in the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo. He is the coauthor of A Dictionary of Egyptian Arabic.

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