Arabic Keyboard

Arabic Keyboard for Classroom Study

display

printed

handwritten
(learner mode)

size 104px

qwerty layout

Arabic

Latinised

grid:

off

on

keyboard

qwerty

ordered

sound

off

on

scribble board

off

on

ا

alif

ب

baa

ت

taa

ث

tha

ج

jiim

ح

haa

خ

khaa

د

dal

ذ

dhal

ر

raa

ز

zay

س

siin

ش

shiin

ص

Saad

ض

Dhad

ط

Taa

ظ

Dhaa

ع

hain

غ

ghain

ف

faa

ق

qaaf

ك

kaaf

ل

laam

م

miim

ن

nun

ه

Haa

و

waw

ي

yaa

ة

taa marbuta

ى

alif maqsura

How To Use the Arabic Keyboard

This Arabic keyboard is designed for tutors, students, or people who do not have an Arabic Keyboard installed on their machines (e.g., travellers, casual users of Arabic). The keyboard can be used in two modes:
  • Arabic mode. In Arabic mode, the layout is like a standard Arabic keyboard. For example:

    qwerty = ضصثقفغ

  • Latinised mode. In Latinised mode, each Latin key represents its closest Arabic letter.

    qwerty = قوإرتي

    The Latinised mode differentiates between uppercase and lowercase characters. For example:

    t = ت and T = ط

If you prefer, you can order the keys alphabetically by selecting an "ordered" keyboard.

Type or Click

You can use your own keyboard or the on-screen keyboard

The Main Harakat

There are two ways to insert the harakat:

1. Press harakat to access the harakat row.

2. Type the following combinations:

keysharakahexample

=

+

a

fathaسَ

=

+

u

dammaسُ

=

+

i

kasraسِ

=

+

o

sukunسْ

=

+

w

shaddaسّ

=

+

h

hamza aboveأ

=

+

z

hamza belowإ

=

+

m

maddahآ
keysharakahexample

==

+

a

fathatanسً

==

+

u

dammatanسٌ

==

+

i

kasratanسٍ

The Other Buttons

  • abc

    Switches to a Latin keyboard.

  • Adds a dot to the current letter (if the dotted letter exists).

  • .,!?;

    Shows the punctuation row.

  • scribble

    Opens the scribble board, which allows freehand scribbling over the text board.

  • copy

    Copies the text area to the clipboard.

  • shift

    Toggles shift.

  • clear

    Clears the text area.

  • back >

    Deletes the letter to the right or number to the left.

  • del >

    Deletes the letter to the left or number to the right.

  • enter

    Inserts a new line.

Handwritten Mode

To see how Arabic script is written by hand, switch the display to "handwritten." This mode includes a "letter logic" toggle, which ensures that only a feasible letter form can be selected.

Note: An Arabic letter changes form depending on where it appears in a word. A letter can be an initial letter, a middle letter, an end letter, or an isolated letter. For example: ت (taa) can be written as ت (isolated), تـ (initial), ـتـ (middle), or ـت (end).

This mode also includes a "grid" toggle to help learners position letters correctly.

The Sound of the Letters

To hear the names of main letters, toggle the sound selector to "on."