There is an annoying behavior in LibreOffice: if the system language (English) differs from the writing language (Arabic), the font cannot easily be changed. A new extension by Mejlad Alsubaie, a developer from Kuwait, addresses this issue.
The German philosopher Immanuel Kant is one of the most important representatives of the Enlightenment. To date, it is unclear why the "Basmala" was written on the invitation to the ceremonial awarding of his doctorate. Let's see what happened.
Dictionaries for Arabic Dialects are rare. Here is a list of tools for Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi, Tunisian, and Moroccan Arabic.
Netflix’s first Arabic movie "Perfect Strangers" touches difficult topics in the Arab world: being gay, betrayal in marriage and lying and pretending. Unfortunately, there are no English subtitles on Netflix. But there is a way to watch the movie with English subs.
Superman is called Kal El. Batman's enemy is Ra's al-Ghoul. Many names in the comic universe have an Arabic or Hebrew flavor. Why is that? And what do they mean?
"7 years for fluency plus a lifetime for mastery", that's the time needed to master Arabic, says Marco Rateitschak. Learn more about Marco in Episode 27 of the "9273 roots"-interview series: The man who traveled for 4 hours across mountains to attend Arabic classes.
In the 20th century, Arabic language material was scarce. During the Vietnam War, Reginald Hefner, had access to a language lab of the US military - and later discovered, how the Military's Arabic material was used by publishers around the world. He shares some reminiscences and anecdotes in this guest article.
How do you manage to motivate yourself to learn Arabic for years, even decades? Marco Rateitschak has been learning Arabic since 1999. In a guest article, he describes his journey and offers valuable advice for anyone in such a situation. A survival guide for lifelong learners of Arabic.
Some letters can lead you in the wrong direction when trying to figure out the Arabic root. Some tricky examples.
"Obviously you collect languages", says Andreas Dietrich. Episode #26 of "9273 roots": The man who is interested in how Semitic languages are connected.