Arabic is easy for the brain


Behind the Arabic name


I found this article interesting.
It’s a presentation about the Etymology of Arabic Names for an English audience.

Page 3 has an informative map on Languages of the Muslim World

Edward William Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon (Dictionary)

Regarded as the best Arabic-English lexicon in the world, and now available FREE

Available in PDF here:

for those of you who have the bandwidth! I wish I did.


Transliteration Software

ROTAS is utility application that lets you automatically or manually transliterate your text from Arabic into English, using the writing-based model of the Arabic orthography, compatible with the ALA-LC transliteration scheme with slight modifications.

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(I havent used it so I’m not sure how well it works!)


Arabic Transliteration Fonts

The Jaghbub font package

This is a set of fonts for use in Middle Eastern languages transliterated to the Latin script. They have the most common diacritics used in transliteration of Arabic and Persian in various transliteration / transcription formats. The fonts are modifications of standard Times, Helvetica and Palatino, and will print on any printer in a quality similar to those fonts. Included in the package are keyboard layouts to facilitate typing in these fonts, and various tools based on them.


Online English to Arabic Dictionary

You can also try the Google translator online for many languages.|en


Free Online Arabic Language Course

For those of you who wish to learn Arabic – and everybody should wish to (unless of course you know it already) this site is an excellent starting point. It’s free and online so you have no excuse!