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Connections between Arabic and Hebrew

June 12, 2016 2 Comments

For decades, non-linguists thought Arabic and Hebrew were nearly the same. Especially Arabic speakers, who pronounce Hebrew as (Ebry) and Arabic as (Araby) with the same letters but in a different order. ...

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Country Specific
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Arabic, Hebrew, Arabic and Hebrew similarities, Comparing Arabic and Hebrew
Microsoft Introduces Arabic Translation to Skype

June 03, 2016 Comments

In order to connect even more people with their friends, family and colleagues around the globe, Skype introduced Arabic as a new spoken language. Skype Translator will now speak Arabic, bringing their spoken languages to eight. Other languages include English, Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Ital...

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Country Specific
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Arabic, Skype, Skype Translator, Skype adds Arabic
Desktop Publishing Arabic Text: What You Need To Know

March 04, 2015 Comments

Arabic is a Semitic language, written from right to left. It has a highly connected script, so letters seldom stand alone, and the shape of each letter varies considerably depending on its position in the word. This makes Arabic a highly complicated language for Non-Arabic readers and handling any A...

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Language Translation Facts
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Arabic, DTP, Desktop, Publishing, Layout, Typography, Arabic Script, Right to Left Language, Joining Script, Composer, Paragraph, character, table
Adobe’s Arabic Fonts: The Best for Arabic DTP Specialists?

February 23, 2015 Comments

Adobe Arabic font is an OpenType font designed by Tim Holloway with help from Fiona Ross and John Hudson in 2004-05. It was commissioned by Adobe with production by Tiro Typeworks. Adobe Arabic font won recognition from The Type Directors Club (TDC) and is well known as a good counterpart for Latin...

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Document Translation
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Adobe, Arabic, Translation, DTP, desktop publishing
Egyptian Translation - What You Need to Know

January 19, 2015 Comments

In order to understand a group of people, such as Egyptians, you must have a broad knowledge of their culture. Understanding the spoken and written language and the geographic location, while vital, is only a piece of the puzzle. The customs, social habits, religion, economy, government and the pol...

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Country Specific
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Egypt, Egyptian, Franko Arab, Franko, Arab, language, Arabic
Multilanguage support in iOS 8

December 14, 2014 Comments

iOS 8 is the mobile operating system of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and was released on September 17, 2014. According to the Apple website, iOS 8 is actually the biggest release for developers since the introduction Apple’s App Store. This new version also boasts the smartest keyboard ever. The...

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Software Translation
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Apple, iOS 8, iPhone, keyboard, language, languages, Arabic, Multiple Languages

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