Writing System

Standard Arabic written with Arabic script, Naskh variantarb-Arab

Subject areas for this writing system

StatusCurrently in use
Useprimary usage
LanguageArabic, Standard [arb]
ScriptArabic [Arab]
CLDR Locale  ar_001 [Arabic, Standard]

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Arabic TeX Font Fonts & Keyboards
DejaVu Fonts Fonts & Keyboards
Freelang Font Directory Fonts & Keyboards
Harmattan Font for Arabic Fonts & Keyboards
Keyboard for Windows installation Fonts & Keyboards
Lateef Font for Arabic Fonts & Keyboards
Lexilogos Online Keyboard Fonts & Keyboards
ParsNegar II Font Pack Fonts & Keyboards
Scheherazade Font for Arabic Fonts & Keyboards


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Title Type
Computer locale requirements for Afghanistan academic paper
Extension of the Arabic coded character set for bibliographic information interchange academic paper
Moving dots and Arabic script shaping: Farsi Yeh’s and Jawi Nya academic paper
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Standard Arabic - Unicode - UDHR web page


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