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