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Best way to type arabic

Hey, I would like to be able to actually type in Arabic with my German keyboard for the Arabic course. I have downloaded an Arabic mode but the letters do not match the European ones at all, so I would have to memorize the location of each letter. I had a similar problem when trying to type in Russian, but there I found a phonetic Russian keyboard that put all the Russian letters with a Latin equivalent on the respective key, so I just had to memorize a few extra ones. Therefore, I'd like to know whether there is anything similar for Arabic or if you have any other solutions to the problem.

October 30, 2019



Print out a picture of the arabic keyboard or use the onscreen keyboard. Over time you will remember more and more locations of often used letters and you will be able to write without those tools.


I do not recommend keyboard stickers. Teachers discourage looking at your fingers for good reason.

Print or draw out the arabic keyboard as katharina recommended.

It doesn't take long to learn to type. I used online typing tutors for several languages and typing out notes gets you up to speed in a week or so.

here are a few typing resources that support arabic





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