Arabic – Writing in Foreign Languages – Library Research Guides at Wellesley College

Windows 7

  1. Click on the Start button. Select Control Panel.
  2. Under the Clock, Language, and Region area, choose Change keyboards or other input methods
    • Note: If you are in the Control Panel Classic View, then double-click on Regional and Language Options icon and click on the tab keyboard and languages.
  3. Click on the Change keyboards… button then click on Add… button.
  4. Click the Plus sign next to Arabic (Egypt) to expand it, then the one next to Keyboard. Check the box next to Arabic (101).
  5. Click the OK button in the Add Input Language window to add the selected keyboards to the Installed Services.
  6. Click the OK button in the Text Services and Input Languages window to confirm and apply your new language settings. 

Use the Language Bar menu at the crown of the screen to change the keyboard language to AR Arabic (Egypt)

 

Enable the on-screen Keyboard
The onscreen keyboard displays a keyboard map. This is a useful reminder of which English samara types which Arabic letter .
To turn it on,

  1. Go to the Start menu. Select Programs > Accessories >Ease of Access> On-Screen Keyboard.
  2. Use the Language Bar menu at the top of the screen to change the keyboard language to AR Arabic (Egypt)

If the on screen keyboard is closed, repeat these steps. 

Mac OS X

For OS 10.9 and later:

  1. Go to the Apple menu. Select System Preferences
  2. Choose Keyboard on the second row.
  3. Go to the Input Sources tab.
  4. Click the “+” button.
  5. Select Arabic from the list, then select Arabic – PC. Click Add.
  6. Check the box next to Show Input menu in menu bar.
  7. Close the window.

For OS 10.6 through 10.8:

  1. Go to the Apple menu. Select System Preferences
  2. Choose Language & Text on the top row.
  3. Go to the Input Sources tab
  4. Check the box next to Arabic – PC
  5. Close the window.

On the upper right dowry of the filmdom, snap on the American flag icon (U.S. Flag Icon). Use the dropdown menu to select Arabic-PC.

This keyboard matches the one stage set for Windows computers. It will make it easier to switch back and forth. If you spend most of your time on a Mac, you may prefer the Arabic QWERTY keyboard. Repeat the steps above, selecting Arabic – QWERTY if you would like to use it .

Enable the on-screen Keyboard
The onscreen keyboard displays a keyboard map. This is a utilitarian reminder of which English key types which Arabic letter .
To turn it on,

  1. Go to the Apple menu. Select System Preferences
  2. For OS 10.9 and later:
    1. Choose Keyboard and go to the Keyboard tab.
    2. Check the box next to Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar.​
  3. For OS 10.6 through 10.8:
    1. Choose Language & Text and go to the Input Sources tab.
    2. Check the box next to Keyboard & Character Viewers

On the upper right dowry of the screen, snap on the American flag icon (U.S. Flag Icon). Use the dropdown menu to select  Show Keyboard Viewer .
Arabic-QWERTY
* * Slightly adapted from the excellent documentation at Haverford College

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