In this video, you will explore the different features of the Arabic language. First, we will add an Arabic Keyboard and start typing Arabic. Switch to right-to-left display and examine some Arabic character shaping characteristics, in addition to ligatures, kashida, diacritics and Arabic numerals. Short video and filled with demos.

For your reference, this is a table of the characters used in my demo:

Arabic String English Keyboard equivalent Remarks
ا ااا h hhh The character “alef”, isolated, initial, middle and final forms
ث ثثث e eee The character “thaa”, isolated, initial, middle and final forms
ه ههه i iii The character “Haa”, isolated, initial, middle and final forms
لا gh Ligature character, “Lam” + “Alef”
ًُ WE Diacritics
ـــــــ J Kashida , or Tatweel character