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Arabic Keyboards

April 16, 2010

This one works with Windows 7:

http://downloads.sf.net/arab/ArabicKeyboard.exe

This one is good too:

http://zsigri.tripod.com/fontboard/arablpk.html

Another option:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU_zAT3RHkQ

How to enable it in your computer (instructions may be slightly different for different operating systems)

Click on Start

Click on Control Panel

Click on Clock, Language, and Region (or whatever link has language/keyboard in it)

Click on Region and Language

Click on Keyboards and Languages

Click on Change Keyboards

Click Add

Click on Arabic (Saudi Arabia)

Put a check mark in the box beside Arabic 101

(Click Preview to see which Arabic letters correspond to which English ones – however the best way to learn is to type a lot in Arabic)

Click OK

Click Apply

(Click on Language Bar to make sure the box that says “Show text labels in the language bar” is checked and the “Docked in the Taskbar” button is clicked – Apply)

(Advanced Key Settings should show that holding the Left Alt button  and shift button at the same time changes the language)

After these steps there should be a small box with EN on it in the task bar.

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