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iPad to get Arabic support with iOS 4.2 in November

Apple has confirmed on their website that the next update for the iPad, iOS 4.2, will include support for the Arabic language as it will add the Arabic keyboard and dictionary for auto-correction. iOS 4.2 for the iPad will be released in November 2010. The update includes many features such as multitasking, folders, printing, AirPlay, unified inbox and more. You ...

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Microsoft dawdles over supporting Arab Mac users

Microsoft has announced on their website that they will not support Arabic in Office for Mac 2011 because “there will not be full right-to-left support for languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. We understand that some of our customers need support for RTL languages, and we’ll continue to prioritize our language support based on market opportunity and technical complexity. At ...

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Exclusive: Quadical announces Sibawayh for Arabic ebooks

Quadical held a special event a few days ago where they invited a group of authors, intellectuals and businessmen to introduce the company’s activities and sections. It was held at Teatro Lounge in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Quadical introduced “Sibawayh” electronic publishing house. Sibawayh will provide simple solutions for Arabic authors to publish their books in this digital age. Sibawayh will ...

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Two new Mobily iPhone apps: Ramadaniaty, iHasanaty

Mobily has released 2 new, Islamic themed, iOS apps. Ramadaniaty provides a daily supplications “Azkar” and valuable information about important events that took place in the Holy Month of Ramadan. Beside Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings on fasting, the service sheds light on fatwas (religious rulings) related to fasting, pioneers in Islam, the fasting of other creatures, and a lot ...

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Easily create Arabic eBooks for iPad, iPhone

With the most recent update to the iWork suite, users can easily create Arabic electronic books in ePub format and view them on the iPhone and iPad using the iBooks app. I have tested that and created an Arabic ebook sample, here is a screenshot on iPhone 4: Another screenshot on the iPad: Make sure to follow the instructions detailed ...

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iPad Arabic keyboard hack, a temporary alternative

iPhoneIslam, makers of one of the first arabization apps for the iPhone, released their integrated Arabic keyboard for the Apple iPad and it’s called Arabtaller iPad. The difference between Arabtaller iPad and standalone keyboard apps is that it’ll work with any apps as it is an integrated keyboard. To install Arabtaller iPad you need to jailbreak your iPad. Remember that ...

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Microsoft Middle East’s press release regarding Office for Mac 2011

The following is a press release by Microsoft Middle East regarding the release of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. Beginning of press release: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, the next version of the leading productivity suite for the Mac, will be available in more than 100 countries around the world at the end of October. The suite will come in ...

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Quran Reader HD for the iPad

Batoul Apps has released their Holy Quran app for the iPad. Quran Reader HD is now available on the iTunes App Store. From Quran Reader HD’s website: Quran Reader HD brings the beautiful Words of Allah to iPad – an exquisite app that allows you to interact with the Quran like never before as you read, listen to and study ...

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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 doesn’t supports Arabic

Actually it’s still bad. It looks like our efforts to urge Microsoft to support Arabic has paid off. According to this screenshot taken by Rami, Office for Mac 2011 will support Arabic. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition. Please follow SaudiMac on Twitter and add SaudiMac on Facebook.

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Possible Arabic Handwriting Recognition for the iPad – Update: Not true

As I suspected, this is only an interface translation and iPhoneIslam said that the file and value existed in older devices. Ahmed Essam has told Swalif about the following file that he found in the Apple iPad: /System/Library/Frameworks/UIKit.framework/Keyboard-ar.plist plist files are XML files used to hold data in sets. This particular one holds translations for the Arabic keyboard, a feature ...

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