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Posted 06 September 2007 - 09:39 PM

You can post your name in English and AD (and a few other users) would be glad to write it in Arabic script for you.

This is an idea to encourage use of EAR topic.

If you can think of other ideas let me know.



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Posted 06 September 2007 - 09:43 PM

Looking for a new job, AD? :)
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:17 AM

View PostKaren In Egypt, on Sep 6 2007, 10:43 PM, said:

Looking for a new job, AD? :)



My Services are totally freeee Karen.

Since you are my first customer here is your name:


كارين


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Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:25 AM

Ah. Good to have it confirmed by an expert that I've been writing it correctly for the last, er, 11 years... :)
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:05 PM

Mee too LOL...
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 03:24 PM

View Post~Mintaka~, on Sep 7 2007, 02:05 PM, said:

Mee too LOL...
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aka Jackie



Of course:

Here it is:

مينتاكا
AKA

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 03:28 PM

View PostKaren In Egypt, on Sep 7 2007, 12:25 PM, said:

Ah. Good to have it confirmed by an expert that I've been writing it correctly for the last, er, 11 years... :)



I am sure you did.
How about your other name: Shabrawiya?

شبراوية



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Posted 08 September 2007 - 05:18 PM

View PostAD1, on Sep 7 2007, 01:17 PM, said:

كارين


Doesn`t it sound like Kareen?
Short of vowels I would have written it like this: كارن
At the moment I`m using http://www.gate2home.com/?language=ar
Where can I find a virtual Arabic keyboard which includes the short vowels
(fathah, dammah, kasrah), or how can I paste them in? :D
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 07:51 PM

View PostJoerg, on Sep 8 2007, 06:18 PM, said:

Doesn`t it sound like Kareen?
Short of vowels I would have written it like this: كارن
At the moment I`m using http://www.gate2home.com/?language=ar
Where can I find a virtual Arabic keyboard which includes the short vowels
(fathah, dammah, kasrah), or how can I paste them in? :D



That is a good point J. It is a situation where judgement has be to used. Having said that, the usual practice with foreign names is to use long - rather than short- vowels. So Alif (a) Yaa (e) and waw (o) would be used instead of Fatha (short a) Kasra (short e) and Damma (short o). This practice is used because in media prints short vowels are not used and readers have to rely on long vowels.

While كارين may be misread as Kareen
كارن may also be misread as Karn. But the usual practice is to write it as كارين.

I think you were looking for short kasra so as to write the script as كارِن which is the nearest to perfection, but unfortunately no one really use it that way these days.

We may ask Karen how she was advised to write her name in Arabic ...

There are other complications with writing foreign names in Arabic, which we can have fun exploring in the future.


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Posted 09 September 2007 - 01:29 AM

View PostAD1, on Sep 8 2007, 07:51 PM, said:

That is a good point J. It is a situation where judgement has be to used. Having said that, the usual practice with foreign names is to use long - rather than short- vowels. So Alif (a) Yaa (e) and waw (o) would be used instead of Fatha (short a) Kasra (short e) and Damma (short o). This practice is used because in media prints short vowels are not used and readers have to rely on long vowels.

While كارين may be misread as Kareen
كارن may also be misread as Karn. But the usual practice is to write it as كارين.

I think you were looking for short kasra so as to write the script as كارِن which is the nearest to perfection, but unfortunately no one really use it that way these days.

We may ask Karen how she was advised to write her name in Arabic ...

There are other complications with writing foreign names in Arabic, which we can have fun exploring in the future.
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I want mine! I want mine! Please :-)
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 08:40 AM

View PostJoerg, on Sep 8 2007, 07:18 PM, said:

Doesn`t it sound like Kareen?
Short of vowels I would have written it like this: كارن
At the moment I`m using http://www.gate2home.com/?language=ar
Where can I find a virtual Arabic keyboard which includes the short vowels
(fathah, dammah, kasrah), or how can I paste them in? :D

Supposing that you are using Windows XP, you can use the On-Screen Keyboard Utility that can be found in Start > Programs > Accessories > Accesiblity Tools, or Start > Run > then you type OSK and press Enter. You will need to have the accesibility tools installed. You will also have to add an Arabic keyboard layout from Control Panel > Reginal and Language Options. Note that you need to check the "install files for comples xcript..." check box under Languages tab before you can be able to add the Arabic layout.
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 08:42 AM

View Postniledreaming, on Sep 9 2007, 02:29 AM, said:

I want mine! I want mine! Please :-)


Niledreaming: What is your name that you want in Arabic script?

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 01:02 PM

Oh thank you so much AD!!!
Luv & Huggs,
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View PostAD1, on Sep 7 2007, 09:24 AM, said:

Of course:

Here it is:

مينتاكا
AKA

جاكي




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Posted 09 September 2007 - 01:30 PM

View PostAD1, on Sep 9 2007, 10:42 AM, said:

Niledreaming: What is your name that you want in Arabic script?

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-Michelle-
and here is my proposal:
ميشل
AD, please confirm or correct. :D
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 02:26 PM

View PostGogo, on Sep 9 2007, 10:40 AM, said:

Supposing that you are using Windows XP, you can use the On-Screen Keyboard Utility that can be found in Start > Programs > Accessories > Accesiblity Tools, or Start > Run > then you type OSK and press Enter. You will need to have the accesibility tools installed. You will also have to add an Arabic keyboard layout from Control Panel > Reginal and Language Options. Note that you need to check the "install files for comples xcript..." check box under Languages tab before you can be able to add the Arabic layout.

Thank you Gogo!
I`ve found a way to put in diacritical marks:
shift+q = fathah
shift+w = tanwiin belfathah

shift+e = damma
shift+r = tanwiin beldam

shift+a = kasra
shift+s = tanwiin belkasr

shift+x = sukuun

shift+` (the key beside the "1") = shadda
When needing to put shadda + another mark, put the shadda first.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 02:56 PM

That's perfect, Jeorg.
I'd like to add that the "tanween belfath" is usually followed by "alef" like:
جوابًا
So when you have "tanween belfath", you add "alef" after it, with the exception of few cases.
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  Posted 09 September 2007 - 03:00 PM

View PostJoerg, on Sep 9 2007, 01:30 PM, said:

-Michelle-
and here is my proposal:
ميشل
AD, please confirm or correct. :D


Thank you! :-)
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  Posted 09 September 2007 - 05:26 PM

Hi,


I would like a name written in arabic. Im a little confused as Ive tried using the arabic keyboard and its totally different to what I was given by the person's name I want.

He is Egyptian is the letter different

Hope u can help

I would like the following written

FOREVER
ALAA

Thanks

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 05:32 PM

View Postniledreaming, on Sep 9 2007, 04:00 PM, said:

Thank you! :-)



Niledreamer: Your name in Arabic script would be:

ميشيل


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Posted 09 September 2007 - 05:40 PM

View Postlisa, on Sep 9 2007, 06:26 PM, said:

Hi,
I would like a name written in arabic. Im a little confused as Ive tried using the arabic keyboard and its totally different to what I was given by the person's name I want.

He is Egyptian is the letter different

Hope u can help

I would like the following written

FOREVER
ALAA

Thanks

Lisa



Lisa,

The two words are:

علاء
الى الأبد


Please reconsider your plans. Have the name engraved on a gift but be careful before you decide on other uses. You know what I mean.

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