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Arabic on the iPad

Update (September 16): Official Arabic support in the iPad with iOS 4.2. Screen shots included.

Update (September 3): iPad to get Arabic support with iOS 4.2 in November.

After the announcement of the iPad, Apple has released the latest version of the iPhone SDK to include support for the iPad.

I got the chance to try it this morning. Arabic is missing as an option in both “interface language” and “keyboard language”. However it is available under “Region Format”. So for now you have Arabic names for dates and Arabic numbers.

iPhoneIslam also noted that the iPad can still display Arabic characters properly. No broken Arabic characters:

So most likely Apple will add Arabic as an input and interface in the near future.

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