20 questions for: Graeme Andrews (#8)

Lisān al-‘Aarab (لسان العرب), the famous dictionary of Classical Arabic, contains 9273 roots (and 4,493.934 words). A huge playground for people who are passionate about Arabic such as…

Graeme Andrews

 The man who coded the perfect desktop-app for Lane’s famous Arabic-English Lexicon 

How do you write Allah in a nice way?

Muslims call the word Allah the “grand word”. It is often written in a certain way, i.e., with the dagger Alif (الألف الخنجرِية) – the vertical dash on top of the second letter ل . This sign kind of a trademark of the word Allah I would say. How do you produce that?

Which Arabic font do you use for MS Word?

Many people use the standard fonts that come with MS Windows or MacOS when they want to type in Arabic. Since many people do not really change the standard fonts in MS Word (or Libre Office or Open Office), they will end up using Times New Roman or Arial. Although they mostly do the job, sometimes they are difficult to read. Are you tired of these fonts? There is an easy way out.

Google Translate’s camera mode now recognizes Arabic

You can talk to Google Translate because Google understands Arabic much better! Google Translate will convert your speech into text and instantly translate it. And if you don’t wanna talk to Google, then use your phone’s camera. Google Translate now can process images with Arabic texts and decode Arabic. Just take a picture of any Arabic text and mark what you want Google to translate into English.