11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2009 2:54 PM by Tom Gewecke
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I posted pictures here so that you can see the issue clearly:
http://www.incendiaryimage.com/sketchbook/arabic-keyboard-mac-missing/

But I just noticed that the Arabic keyboard on my Mac (OS X 10.6) doesn’t have the ” ذ ” and ” ّ ” keys. They should be mapped to the upper-leftmost key on the keyboard ( ` and ~), but instead I get “٫” and “٬” . I think that’s an apostrophe and a little apostrophe.

That isn't something I should have to hack to fix. Does anyone know an elegant solution?

BlackBook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Solved by Tom Gewecke on Nov 20, 2009 2:40 PM Solved
PS I emailed you a copy of an alternative Arabic PC (Win Vista) layout from a couple years ago which I think may have these characters in the right place. Why Apple decided to provide something which has them at different places I don't know.
Reply by Tom Gewecke on Nov 20, 2009 1:42 PM Helpful
That works, but using an alt key to type one of the more common letters in the Arabic alphabet is a bit ridiculous.You can tell Apple how you would like their layout changed here:http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.htmlIt is also easy to make it do whatever you want with this http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?siteid=nrsi&itemid=ukeleleAnd in the meantime you can try one of the alternatives others have made over the years, e.g.http://m10lmac.blogspot.com/2007/08/another-arabic-keyboard-layout.html

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