And although these devices offered tiny onscreen keyboards similar to what we use today, the preferred data-entry option was stylus-powered handwriting recognition. Whether you long for those days or just find your iPhone's tiny onscreen keyboard cumbersome, there's now a throwback alternative:
Some issues can be solved easily while others do need more complicated workarounds. Unfortunately, Apple iPad does not come with a keyboard for Middle Eastern languages. Those of you who speak those languages and want to take notes or search using your native language are almost out of luck.
But there is an app for everything. It does add a new keyboard that you can use to type what you need in your language. These two languages do have a lot in common, but there are a few differences between them as well.
You can switch between Arabic and Persian on your iPad by tapping on the keyboard button.
Having tried a few Persian software programs in the past, I can tell you that while a lot of them promise a lot of things, not too many of them deliver in the end. There are a ton of these apps that do not connect Persian or Arabic letters properly.
The interface is very intuitive and the app delivers what it promises. Arabic and Persian languages are spoken by millions of people around the world.
I am sure Apple may add support for these languages in the future. But who needs Apple when you have creative developers such as the ones behind Persisch.Letters & Words is an educational yet exciting application for kids of all ages.
It works on the delivery of the basics of the Arabic language, and develops learning skills that establish a link.
In the left sidebar, locate the "Arabic" entry and select it. Or for OS X >= , click on the + icon, locate the "Arabic" entry and add it. Now, whenever you need to type Arabic, you'll be able to select the Arabic keyboard from the menu bar.
English is denoted by either the U.S flag or similar. For those who want to change font style of keyboard on iPhone, iPad, you can download a third-party keyboard, such as Cool Font, from App Store. You can switch the default keyboard to the third-party one, which allows you to type in different fonts.
Arabic letters have different forms whether they appear in the beginning, the middle or the end of the writing - or even isolated! After learning the Arabic alphabet in Part 1, you learn the different forms of the Arabic letters when they appear in actual words! In Par 3 you learn how to read actual words and sentences.
Update on April 28th: I got the chance to try Microsoft Office for Mac beta 2. I discovered the following: Arabic letters do not render properly in Microsoft Word for Mac (first picture). However it works find in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel (next 3 screen-shots).
Update: According to Apple-wd Word does support Arabic.. Remember that this is not the final product. Arabic words in Prezi. If you paste to Prezi and the arabic writing does not appear try to change the title styles (Title, Title, Body). Since this method is based on deleting one of three fonts you can use in a theme, you have to choose the style that you deleted, in order to use arabic:) FINALLY!.