Arabic keyboard

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An Arabic keyboard

The Arabic keyboard (Arabic: لوحة المفاتيح العربية‎) 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.

Layouts[edit]

Arabic typewriter[edit]

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

Arabic typewriter keyboard layout.svg

Sakhr/MSX Arabic Keyboard[edit]

KB Arabic Sakhr.svg

IBM PC Arabic Keyboard[edit]

KB Arabic.svg

Mac Arabic Keyboard[edit]

KB Arabic MAC.svg

Linux (Ubuntu) Arabic Keyboard[edit]

Ubuntu-arabic-keyboard-layout.png

References[edit]

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

See also[edit]