This web site
Is an online tool that provides the ability to write and search in Arabic for Arab travelers or western users who do not have an Arabic keyboard.
Arabic is usually ranked among the top six of the world’s major languages. As the language of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, it is also widely used throughout the Muslim world. It belongs to the Semitic group of languages which also includes Hebrew and Amharic, the main language of Ethiopia.
There are many Arabic dialects.
- Classical Arabic – the language of the Qur’an – was originally the dialect of Mecca in what is now Saudi Arabia.
- An adapted form of this, known as Modern Standard Arabic, is used in books, newspapers, on television and radio, in the mosques, and in conversation between educated Arabs from different countries (for example at international conferences).
- Local dialects vary considerably, and a Moroccan might have difficulty understanding an Iraqi, even though they speak the same language.