Creating Arabic transcripts has never been easier thanks to Whisper from OpenAI. You can even automatically translate videos - here's how.
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.