Numbers & letters in arabic posts..!! (1 Viewer)

Gandalf

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Jul 28, 2003
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#1
I noticed some members feel uncomfprtable with numbers inserted in words in arabic posts..
(like: kaif 7alik.. sho a5barek.. 3yonik 7elwa..)

I'll explain why we use them and what does they mean..

we use them becoz there are some letters in arabic that can not be pronounced or written in english.. so, we use some numbers that look like those letters in arabic..(the same shape)

someone may ask, "why don't you write in arabic instead of english..you do have arabic keyboards??) don't you??"

becoz some arabic people(myself included) are used to type in english at college/work.. so its hard to type in any other language.. for example; I type an english essay of 500 words in about 3 minutes.. but to write the essay in arabic letters, I'll take 20 minutes!! it's just I'm not used to it..
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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#2
ahhh thanks for the explanation :D I've always wondered how in blue hell u can manage to standardise a language into numbers for computer use :)
 

Darin

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Sep 8, 2002
1,991
#5
coz of these numbers it takes me ages 2 read arabic english :D

Gandalf do u mind tellin me the numbers used n the letters in arabic
 

Mermaidah

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May 18, 2003
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#7
++ [ originally posted by Gandalf ] ++
someone may ask, "why don't you write in arabic instead of english..you do have arabic keyboards??) don't you??"

becoz some arabic people(myself included) are used to type in english at college/work.. so its hard to type in any other language.. for example; I type an english essay of 500 words in about 3 minutes.. but to write the essay in arabic letters, I'll take 20 minutes!! it's just I'm not used to it..
Add to this, there are more Arabic characters on the keyboard than English, we have like 39 characters *wow...I didn't know that...* i just counted them.*

:D:D :D
 
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Gandalf

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Jul 28, 2003
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#8
++ [ originally posted by «ƒÕ®zå JüV€» ] ++
looool...u know it took me years to memorize them...
..gandalf ma kint a3rf titkalim 3arabi ...min wein inta? or inty?
you didn't recognize me..? I'm known to most members here.. before I changed my nickname.. ;) well, read my signature.. ;)

++ [ originally posted by Darin ] ++

coz of these numbers it takes me ages 2 read arabic english :D
Gandalf do u mind tellin me the numbers used n the letters in arabic
ok.. this is only for arab people.. non-arab won't understand it.. so don't bother.. ;)

1 = not used
2 = alef (first letter in arabic alphabits..
3 = ain (al Ain club = Al 3ain club
4 = not used
5 = kha (Ras al khaimah = ras al 5aimah)
6 = tta2 not T though.. its hard to explain.. well, its the 16th letter in arabic alphabits.. :D
7 = like mohammad = mo7ammad
8 = not used
9 = sad.. like morning = 9aba7

I hope you can understand it.. :D
 

Asma

Doctor Asma
Oct 21, 2003
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#11
++ [ originally posted by Gandalf ] ++


you didn't recognize me..? I'm known to most members here.. before I changed my nickname.. ;) well, read my signature.. ;)



ok.. this is only for arab people.. non-arab won't understand it.. so don't bother.. ;)

1 = not used
2 = alef (first letter in arabic alphabits..
3 = ain (al Ain club = Al 3ain club
4 = not used
5 = kha (Ras al khaimah = ras al 5aimah)
6 = tta2 not T though.. its hard to explain.. well, its the 16th letter in arabic alphabits.. :D
7 = like mohammad = mo7ammad
8 = not used
9 = sad.. like morning = 9aba7

I hope you can understand it.. :D
mashkoor 3la el-explination,kash5ah .....nakteb bel7oroof and ar8am,by the way 8=ق
 

Dragon

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Apr 24, 2003
27,407
#12
Do you still read it from right to left when you type stuff with this keyboards?

also, I still dont know who you are gandalf!!
 

Asma

Doctor Asma
Oct 21, 2003
3,658
#13
++ [ originally posted by fabiana ] ++
Do you still read it from right to left when you type stuff with this keyboards?

also, I still dont know who you are gandalf!!
muwa6en mal le-blad(UAE)o-elne3em:D
 

Darin

Senior Member
Sep 8, 2002
1,991
#17
++ [ originally posted by Gandalf ] ++


you didn't recognize me..? I'm known to most members here.. before I changed my nickname.. ;) well, read my signature.. ;)



ok.. this is only for arab people.. non-arab won't understand it.. so don't bother.. ;)

1 = not used
2 = alef (first letter in arabic alphabits..
3 = ain (al Ain club = Al 3ain club
4 = not used
5 = kha (Ras al khaimah = ras al 5aimah)
6 = tta2 not T though.. its hard to explain.. well, its the 16th letter in arabic alphabits.. :D
7 = like mohammad = mo7ammad
8 = not used
9 = sad.. like morning = 9aba7

I hope you can understand it.. :D
thanx :)

i always thought that 9 is meem :D
 

Darin

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Sep 8, 2002
1,991
#18
++ [ originally posted by fabiana ] ++
Do you still read it from right to left when you type stuff with this keyboards?

also, I still dont know who you are gandalf!!
no fab u read it jus like how u read english :)
 

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