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Arabic Fonts: The ongoing challenge

November 25, 2014 Comments

Finding an Arabic font with the 4 faces: Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic is like finding a needle in a haystack. If you find it, you are hampered with the technical challenges you face if you decide to use it. So what’s the problem? Why are there only a few trusted and faithful fonts for Arabi...

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Country Specific
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Arabic, Font, Fonts, Typography, Arabic Script, Right to Left Language, Joining Script, Diacritics, glyph, Harakat, Tashkeel
Arabic Fonts: The Ongoing Challenge

October 27, 2014 Comments

You hear it all the time in the discussions about web or digital design with the Arabic language. I don't like the Arabic fonts or Arabic typography used in general. No one is satisfied with the font their designer used on the web site! Why are you using that classical, less stylish font for Arabic ...

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Country Specific
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Arabic
Arabic Translation History

October 20, 2014 Comments

Translation has always been the great enabler of communication between nations allowing for the transfer of meaning across daily business, cultural, and religious activities. Arabic translation has its deep roots in the ancient history of mankind. Arabic cultures have always had an intrinsic role in...

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
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Arabic
Top Tips for Translating Hotel Websites into Arabic

August 14, 2014 1 Comments

In a previous blog, we had outlined Arabic Translation Best Practices for hotel-related printed material like menus and brochures into Arabic. This blog serves as a continuation and discusses the top tips for translating hotel websites." The website is the online gateway to your property, and it is...

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Category:
Website Translation
Tags:
arabic, translation, tips, hotels, website
Ramadan - The Month of Blessings

June 23, 2014 Comments

Ramadan is a holy month for approximately 1 billion Muslims around the world. It is considered as the month of blessings. The Islamic calendar also known as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar. It contains 12 months which are based on the position of the moon. Since the 12 synodic months only tot...

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Category:
Culture Curation
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Ramadan, Traditions, Culture, Arabic
What are the Differences between Arabic Languages?

January 10, 2014 Comments

One of the most frequent questions I receive from clients on a daily basis is: what are the differences between the Arabic "languages" used in different Arabic countries? This is quite an important question and is as complex as the Arabic language itself. The Arabic language is one of the oldest ...

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Country Specific
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Arabic

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