Feature request: Larger Arabic font
I love the new Arabic course. However, because the script is somewhat different from what I read daily, it would be, for all learning intents and purposes, nicer if the font was made A WEE BIT LARGER. I cannot make out what is being written there. Lucky me I'm doing this course on a web browser so I can just hit CTRL+ to make the font larger. But not sure if this is possible in the final edition in the App.
TL/DR: pls make the font larger for my eyes
Bump. I also find it pretty difficult to read on both the Android app and my PC/laptop. For example, it's virtually impossible for me to tell the difference between أُ and أَ. Otherwise, I really do appreciate the hard work that has gone into making this new course available - many thanks!
Making the fonts so small absolutely kills the purpose of this app. Why pretend you are interested in helping people learn languages when you make the intricacies of cyrillic, semitic, and arabic fonts impossible to decipher because they are so small. I waited for over a year for the Arabic course and have loved it, but the small font has made progressing past the alphabet section impossible. This is absurd. Please fix it.
I second that. Especially with sentences (more than one word). It's almost impossible to read. Would be amazing if this problem could be solved. Thank you guys for the course SO much! I've been waiting for it. Edit: I have found this problem has already been addressed. There's a link to the solution post.
I should tell you I have a really good sight (if someone is wondering that about this thread)...But the size of the Arabic letters bothers me a lot...And if any of you try to add the Arabic language in your smartphone or pc you'll see that the letters are as small as here...Now I keep thinking Arabs have a supersight????
hehehe I wish... I have retinitis pigmentosa myself lol Anyway, I've posted above some method which I "hope" it would help. Not sure it would do actually. By the way, in Firefox as well (the one I'm using here) you can simply git CTRL+ + when you are in a page to enlarge the font size as well. (the percentage of zooming will appear in the address bar - if you want it back to normal just click that percentage). As for smartphones I really don't know anything about their fonts and system. diaeresis strokes (harakat) can be quite annoying indeed and unnoticeable on many occasions. Anyway, I wish i know much about fonts design myself!
Yes I agree. When given a word, often times it is written too small. I started learning Arabic a few days ago on here, and I still have to decipher the text to determine how to pronounce things. It is hard to decipher certain characters (especially ones with dots, etc.) when the text is so small.
Hello everyone. I realize the problem with the size (it is there for me as well, and specifically in Arabic writing). Anyway, I'm not sure if this helps, but in my browser (firefox) there is a section where you can pick the fonts specific for a language (in firefox that's in the Options, under the "General" tab) and there you will find Arabic in the list of the languages and fonts that are typically used to type Arabic in the browser (or be called from a website). Usually such fonts have embedded Arabic characters in them along with other scripts, such as Times New Roman and Arial. Anyway, maybe (just maybe) you can change the size of the font from here to make it larger for you and specifically for the Arabic language. I'm sure other browsers have some options related to this. Unfortunately, I really don't know if such thing exists on Android or iOS. I just hope this helps you all - if it doesn't work, then well, time to wait for them to change the font! EDIT: In Firefox, you can simply also press CTRL+ + to enlarge the page with all its fonts and pictures (the percentage of zooming will appear in the address bar) If you want it back to normal, just click that percentage and the zooming level will get back to normal. Again, it's something in the browser on PC not sure about Android and iOS
I totally agree. I am in my fifth year of learning arabic and I still think that those letters are so small.
BUT this is actually how letters look like in the arab world. If you want to learn how to read a newspaper or a website, you better get used to this! And handwriting is even harder...
So I would suggest that the letters are big in the beginning of the tree, when you are learning the alphabet. And then when you get to higher levels, they gradually become smaller :)
FYI: Another extension to increase font size