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How do you type the Arabic numbers?

I just started lesson , "0-10", and I can't figure out how to type the numbers.

The lessons haven't called for typing them but I'm trying to put them in my notes and have not found any way to type them?

August 24, 2019

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    Then you should probably start using the mobile version and add Arabic keyboard to your phone, much easier than typing with unicode throughout the entire course + you'll learn how to use the Arabic keyboard correctly.

    August 24, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aldamen

    One option may be to use unicode. On my pc I can use "ctrl-shift-u enter" to do that. For example ctrl-shift-u 664 enter gives: ٤

    ٠ is unicode 660, ٩ is unicode 669.

    BTW: that only works if the u-key produces a "u". If I am typing arabic I need to switch to US-international keyboard layout first.

    August 24, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

    On Windows, the numbers are attached to the "regional settings" you are using. For me, I use "Kuwait" as a regional setting but still there are other settings related to numbers and dates in that same dialog box which keeps the numbers I type as "Arabic". To make them Hindi, I have to change some other settings which I don't like to change.
    In LibreOffice's Writer (the equivalent of Microsoft's Word), there is an option to make Writer use the numerical system of the language of the text. However, I activated this option and Hindi numerals do appear with the text, but unfortunately when I copy paste the text in some other places (e.g. my blog) the whole numbers change back to Arabic automatically. Tried to find if there is any solution in the blog settings themselves but nothing was there.

    In reality, the Arabic numerals are widely used even in official dealings, even though you still see the Hindi numerals in some places or ads. In my workplace, we issue official letters, work-related, in Arabic and yet the numbers are in Arabic and not Hindi.

    All in all, if you like, you always consult the "character map" for the fonts you are using (specially Times New Roman and Arial) and you will find the Hindi numerals there before or after the set of Arabic characters.

    August 24, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

    got it.

    here is a way to set it up in word

    I followed the instructions and it works perfectly but only in word. when i tried in this dialogue box it was a fail....

    August 24, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

    yeah... same thing happened to me as with my blog

    August 24, 2019
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