Arabic keyboard layouts

In this post we are going to see differents layouts used by arabic keyboards .

The arabic keyboard

The arabic keyboard is the keyboard used to type arabic alphabets.It contains both latin and arabic because latin letters and numbers are used for different things which can not be typed in arabic such as emails or urls.

Arabic keyboard layouts

A layout is simply how characters are distributed relatively to each other.Different layouts are used by companies which make keyboards .So lets see the diffrent layouts used by arabic keyboards.

Arabic typewriter layout

This one is the first and oldest layout used for typewriters ,it was made by the syrian inventor Selim Shibli Haddad.

Here is a screenshot of this layout

arabic layout

Sakhr/MSX Arabic Keyboard

arabic layout

IBM PC Arabic Keyboard

arabic layout

Mac Arabic Keyboard

arabic layout

Intellark Arabic Keyboard

arabic layout

References

Arabic keyboard.

Intellark.

The arabic typewriter keyboard