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.
Maqsam is a new tool to transcribe Arabic audio. It recognizes almost all Arabic dialects. Does it also understand Gaddafi's Zanga Zanga speech? A song by Elissa? A critical test.
Typing without looking at the keyboard - touch typing - can be learned - also for Arabic. A few suggestions on how to become a fast typist.
A collection of the best Arabic tools and apps for learners of Arabic: dictionaries, browser add-ons, audiobooks, streaming tools.
LibreOffice - unlike Microsoft Word - does not offer to change the color of Arabic diacritical marks (tashkeel/harakat). However, there are two tricks.
Arabic keyboards lack many important special characters. Here is a list of the most important characters and signs which you can copy and paste.
There are many options for Arabic keyboards: hardware (qwerty and qwertz), mobile apps or virtual keyboards online. Here is a list of the best Arabic keyboards.
The word Allah is often written like a calligraphy - with the dagger Aleph. There are several ways to achieve that in Microsoft Word or Libre Office.
Times New Roman or Arial are not the only fonts to write in Arabic. Google Fonts offers many beautiful Arabic fonts for free - it works also for Apple/Mac.
Arabic fonts always look too small and unreadable on the browser. There are extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Opera that fix that. One is Wudooh.