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Arabic 101 keyboard

 

The Arabic 101 keyboard labels are clear labels with Arabic characters on the right side. This allows you to convert any keyboard to type Arabic.

Instructions

After powering off the computer, clean each individual keycap surface gently with a slightly damp paper towel and a mild cleaning agent, then let dry.

Peel off the background sticker surrounding the keys so that the only individual keycap symbols are left on the sheet

 

Transparent stickers are printed on special PVC film material. For the best results and to prevent leaving behind fingerprints, we recommend that you peel off each sticker using a thin object such as a knife or a pair of tweezers and then apply to the corresponding key with some foce. The sequece and layout of our sticker emulates that of an actual keyboard layout. Start placing stickers from the upper leftkeycap to the right keycap. however, please note that there are slight variations in symbol placement from keyboard to keyboard, and apply accordingly

Configuring Windows 7 and Vista for Arabic 101


1. Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of the computer screen.
2. Click on the Control Panel item.
3. Select the Clock, Language, and Region option.
4. Select the Regional and Language Option.
5. Click on the Keyboards and Languages Tab.

6. Click on the Change Keyboards button.

7. Click the Add button.
8. Find the Arabic country item you wish to use (Note: a number of countries use the Arabic 101 keyboard so you may select any of the countries).
9. Click on the plus sign ("+") to the left of the Arabic country you wish to use.
10. Click on the plus sign ("+") to the left of the keyboard

11. Click on the box to the left of the keyboard layout, Arabic 101.

12. Click the OK button to select the keyboard layout and close the Add Input Language dialog box.
13. Click on the Apply button in the lower right corner of the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box.
14. Click on the OK button in the lower right corner of the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box.
15. For Arabic, you may be prompted to insert your Windows install disc to complete the keyboard installation. If so, place the Windows installation disc in the disc drive and answer the prompts in the dialog boxes to complete the installation. If you do not have a Windows installation disc, you should contact your computer manufacturer

Configuring Windows XP for Arabic 101

 

1. Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of the computer screen.
2. Click on the Control Panel item.
3. Click the Date, Time, Language, and Regional option.
4. Click the Other Languages option.
5. Make sure that you are viewing the Languages tab.
6. For Arabic, click on the square next to Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai). You may be prompted to insert your Microsoft Windows install disc at this point. If you do not have a Windows install disc for your computer, you should contact your computer manufacturer.
7. Click on the Details button.
8. In the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box, click on the Add button.
9. Scroll through the list of languages until you see the language and country you want. Note that many languages have multiple countries which may be different keyboard layouts. Make sure that the language and layout you select matches that of your language labels.
10. Click on the OK button to setup the language and close the language selector box.
11. Click the Apply button in the lower right corner of the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box.
12. Click the OK button to complete the language setup.
13. Click OK to close all other dialog boxes that may be open.
14. Close the Control Panel.

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How to Use the Arabic Keyboard Layout


After you setup the Arabic keyboard in Windows, you can easily switch between Arabic and the
system language (i.e., the language of Windows in your computer). You switch languages using
the keyboard selector located in the Task Bar at the bottom of the computer screen.

Apple Keyboards

 

These keyboard stickers are not suitable for use on Apple keyboards because IBM keyboards and Apple keyboards have a different layout. It is still posible to use these stickers if you rearange the stickers to suit the Apple keyboard.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_keyboard

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