Arabic picker notes/help

Updated 20-Feb-2018 • tags apps, pickers, arabic

This Unicode character picker allows you to produce or analyse runs of Arabic text. Character pickers are especially useful for people who don't know a script well, as characters are displayed in ways that aid identification.

If something is broken or missing raise an issue. For version information see the Github commit list.

About the chart

Includes characters in the Unicode Arabic block that are used for writing modern Standard Arabic.

Controls above the text area

Transcribe to LOC. Produces a Library of Congress transcription of the text. To get a full transcription it's necessary to provide short vowel characters. If you don't provide any you will get a warning, but the transcription will still go ahead.

The transcription appears just below the input box, where you can copy it, move it into the input box at the caret, or delete it. It is generated using rules.

Transliterate. Converts the contents of the text area to a Latin transliteration where each Arabic letter or symbol is converted to a unique Latin-based character, so that the process is reversible. It doesn't represent the actual pronunciation very well, but it does allow you to convert the Latin text back to the original. (Transcriptions provide a Latin version of the text that is closer to the actual pronunciation, but is not reversible.)

Input aids

IPA to Arabic. Displays a panel that allows you to generate Arabic text from characters used for phonetic transcription of Arabic. (This may still need some work.).

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