Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Uh oh...

I had something I was going to post about, but before the page opened I forgot. Um... so... lately I have been up to studying the language and reading and praying and it has been nice to have time for these things on top of my teaching. And everyone gets a kick out of me speaking in their language.

It would be fun to type some of the words and letters here, but I haven't yet discovered how to get an Arabic script onto my blog post. I am in the process of looking it up. I don't want translation, just the script. Any ideas?

6 comments:

Thainamu said...

Here's a link that would get you an Arabic font for your computer. There is more to it than that, but this might get you started.

http://www.sil.org/computing/catalog/show_software.asp?id=109

Jeff Moss said...

If you have Windows XP on your computer, you should be able to go into the Control Panel, Regional and Language Options, and add Arabic (maybe K-ish too) as a language you can type. Then you should be able to type it wherever you want. I'm not sure how well it would show up on Blogger, though. It'll also take some time to figure out which letter is on which key. :-)

Hope that helps.

Nick Jesch said...

If you're using a Mac, the font is in a folder on the OS disc and is already on your hard drive. In the ==international== part of the SYstem Preferences utility (usually in the Dock) there will be a list of all available languages and fonts, choose the ones you want and the method for selection (keystroke sets to activate). Once you have the characters loaded and selected, open ==key caps== and you'll have a replica of the keyboard layout for that character set, showing what's where, and what changes when you use keys such as ==shift==, ==option==, etc. I've set up my own keyboard to shift at my command into spanish and german..for the accent marks and such..and whenever I can't find something (I searched all over for the symbol for the Brit Pound Sterling...) I simply open KeyCaps...wander through the non-character keys and it will show up..now I remember where it is. See: €, £, I just looked, and my computer has several fonts with characters like I've seen in pictures from the arab world...but I've no clue which one is which. This facility is part of why so many international business sorts prefer the Mac....nearly any language in the world can be accessed and typed with what is already in the OS disc....no downloading, extras, hunting around.....

Lapa said...
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Matthew N. Petersen said...

http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/handson/dev/Mideast.mspx

-pauli said...

i dunno how to do arabic script...but i do know i love you more than all the cupcakes and butterflies and unicorns and chocolate and (hmmmm what else is nice) oh ya....all the orthodontist in the ENTIRE WORLD!!!!!!!!
MWAH
xoxo
pauli