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Writing the Alif waslah Arabic diacritic

Does anyone know how to write this on a smartphone keyboard? It's called the Alif Waslah; it negates the Alif pronunciation. This is what it looks like: ٱ https://pollylingu.al/ar/en/items/33326

Thank you!

September 6, 2019



this is Alif waslah ( ا ) . === في الجامعة


But according to Duolingo, the Alif waslah has a little lying-down 8 symbol on top of the Alif. Like this: ٱ I know that they're usually not written, but do you know how I could write it on the keyboard?


Just type (Alif) and press (shift) with (Q or W or E and R) on the keyboard


If you're on Android and use Gboard, you can hold the regular Alif key and see the additional versions. Hope that helps.

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