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The Practicality of AsarFonts for Islamic and Arabic Studies

Abd Jalil, Borham and Asar, Abdul Karim and Kamaruzaman, Jusoff and Azwin Arif, Abdul Rahim and Mohammad Musab, Azmat Ali and Nor Yazi, Khamis and Mohammad Affendy, Omardin (2011) The Practicality of AsarFonts for Islamic and Arabic Studies. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 7 (6). pp. 1056-1060. ISSN 1990-9233

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Most of today‟s writing tools are designed to accommodate multiple language features in a single document; unfortunately the features are not thoroughly implemented in Islamic and Arabic studies. This paper proposes a solution to overcome such problem by the invention of AsarFonts. It is a single font set that consists of some standard fonts that are used in the studies. The fonts are Times New Roman font with all standard Arabic Romanization letters and Traditional Arabic font with additional of six Jāwī letters. AsarFonts also comes with English -Arabic Romanization keyboard layout namely as AsarEN and Arabic-Jāwī QWERTY keyboard layout known as AsarAR; both are the first in the world. Through the invention of AsarFonts, the complicated process in writing academic articles in Islamic and Arabic studies should be eliminated, or at least it can be reduced to a minimum level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic Romanization; Arabic-Jāwī QWERTY; Islāmic and Arabic studies
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2013 07:28
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 01:14
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