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