Friday, August 17, 2007

Another Arabic Keyboard Layout

I already have two Windows Arabic keyboard layouts on my iDisk, but it seems they may not be exactly right, so I have now put up another one which should match that provided with Windows Vista, seenhere (use Opera if it doesn't display right in your current browser):

The new layout is named WinVArabic101.keylayout and can be downloaded directly here:

http://idisk.mac.com/thgewecke-Public/WinVArabic101.keylayout

Let me know if you have any problems with it.

18 comments:

Adnan said...

Thank you so much .

alienvoord said...

I have two Macs both with 10.4.10. One displays Arabic correctly, the other displays it in the right order, but unconnected. In Safari and TextEdit.

Tom Gewecke said...

Unconnected is caused by having certain Windows Arabic fonts on your machine. See the Browser Issues section of this note:

http://homepage.mac.com/thgewecke/TypingArabic.html

Anonymous said...

http://www.arabic-keyboard.org
example for arabic keyboard layout.

Anonymous said...

http://www.yamli.com/editor ... Very useful if you don't have an Arabic keyboard or if you are not fast in using it ...

Anonymous said...

Hi,

thanks my keyboard works now, just one thing i need to reboot for the keyboard appear in the list...

Ammar said...

TOM, i am using Windows XP 32 in a Virtual machine (Fusion v2.0) on my MacBook (latest model). I have a problem writing Arabic. My windows arabic keyboard layout does not match the Mac's keyboard character distribution! What can I do? Is there an Arabic-MAC-layout that installs in window to allow the use of a MAC keyboard? Thank u.

Tom Gewecke said...

Sorry, I don't know how that works when you are running Windows like that. I guess installing my Windows arabic layout on the Mac does not help?

Ammar said...

Tom, thanks but i found what i was looking for here (http://www.microsoft.com/middleeast/arabicdev/windows/winxp/arabicmackb.aspx).

ahmed said...

Ammar I have tried the microsoft site you recommended, After downloading the file it failed to install !!

ammoun said...

Strange! it works for me on XP. Try downloading again maybe the file is corrupt! If u email me at ammoun1984 at hotmail I can send u my copy.

Walid said...

Check this solution on Win7 & Vista
http://www.walidlab.com/2009/12/7-windows-7-vista-arabic-mac-keyboard.html

ammoun said...

Excellent work Walid. I just tried it on Win 7 Ultimate (in my VMware Fusion v3 virtual machine on my MacBook Pro 15") and it works well. Bless you.

Walid said...

ammoun,
Welcome, I hope see your input in my blog ;p

Anonymous said...

Ammar I have tried the microsoft site you recommended, After downloading the file it failed to install !!see my blog myegy ماى ايجى http://m-yegy.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Try Walid's solution.

Raahi said...

Unfortunately direct download link iz not working how can i get subtitute?

Tom Gewecke said...

Raahi -- I need your email to send one (tom at bluesky dot org).