Arabic Keyboard
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Arabic Keyboard
An Arabic keyboard

The Arabic keyboard (Arabic: ? ?law?at al-maf?t al-`Arab?yyah) is the Arabic keyboard layout used for the Arabic language. All computer Arabic keyboards contain both Arabic letters and Latin letters, the latter being necessary for URLs and e-mail addresses. Since Arabic is written from right to left, when one types with an Arabic keyboard, the letters will start appearing from the right side of the screen.


Arabic typewriter

The first Arabic layout for typewriters was invented by Selim Shibli Haddad, a Syrian artist and inventor, in 1899.[1]

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Sakhr/MSX Arabic Keyboard

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IBM PC Arabic Keyboard

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Mac Arabic Keyboard

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Linux (Ubuntu) Arabic Keyboard



  1. ^ Messenger, Robert (17 October 2014). "The Arabic Typewriter Keyboard and the Syrian Artist". oz.Typewriter.

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