|Arabic keyboard (courtesy of Google)|
This week I have an assignment to write some books in Arabic letter....kind like tricky.....never done before.....but thanks to Google who help me find such an easy step-by-step methods to be able to write in Arabic language...
Here they are.......
1. Click "Start," then click "Control Panel," then click "Clock, Language, and Region." Click "Regional and Language Options" to load the necessary settings page. Click the "Keyboards and Languages" tab, then select "Arabic" from the "Supplemental languages Support" list. Click "Apply," then "OK," then close the control panel windows.
2. Click "Start," then "All Programs," then click "Microsoft Office," then "Microsoft Office Tools." Select "Microsoft Office Language Settings" (wording may vary depending on version). Click the "Enabled Languages" tab, then select "Arabic" in the "Available Languages" box. If Arabic does not appear with your operating system version, click "See Also" to help you locate the Arabic module for your operating system, then click "Add." Close the "Language Settings" once you have added Arabic.
3. Right-click the taskbar, and click "Toolbars," then "Language bar." A new toolbar will appear. Click both language drop-down menus, and select "Arabic" from each. The first refers to the input language and the second to the "Keyboard layout" button. Changing the second will enable Arabic layout keyboards. Microsoft Word will now be ready to use Arabic as its language.
Once you follow these instructions...try to type in your Word...if it doesn't work maybe you need to restart your computer first... :)
In this step you can only write Arabic without sign (harokah)....however if you are going to write with sign, free surf to the http://www.arabic-keyboard.org/