Saturday, June 23, 2012

Windows Arabic Keyboard Layout for Mac Keyboards


I recently found that the Mac arabic keyboard layouts available online didn't work on my computer. I happen to work with a macbook pro with windows installed as a second OS option.. I wanted to use the Arabic language for writing my files , and then i discovered that the arabic mapping was different. I went online and i tried the popular Aktub and moeys arabic layouts , both didn't work for me  :(   .. I couldn't really identify the problem ,both will install just fine , but will not enable the layout on my 64 bit windows 7 machine.. Anyway , i searched online and i found this amazing tool from Microsoft , it's called The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator , and this is actually the tool that the mentioned website used to create their keyboard layouts. So , i created my own layout , and I also published it on GitHub , an open repository for code and downloads, so that people can re-create their own keyboards from the current layout if they want to...


Download Link @ github : here

Source Link @ github :  here


Additional instructions to use the download :
  1. Download the zip files from the link above
  2. extract to a location you'll remember
  3. Run the Setup ,then you'll have the language automatically added on 
  4. Use Alt+Shift to switch the language

51 comments:

  1. Very nice and helpful.
    Thank you Bishoy.

    Mohamed Ali
    AUC-ALI

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  2. thanks man
    my Allah help you as you help me
    aborazan

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  3. Thank you brother,

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  4. thanks a lot its working

    Ahmed Samy

    ELI-AUC

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  5. It works greatly
    thank you so much

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    1. It should work Ibrahim ,please email me or message my facebook if it doesn't and i will fix and post an update :).

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    2. رائع بشاوي فقط لابد من اختيار الكيبورد العربي ماك وليس العربي الخاص بالويندوزعلي ويندوز 8

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  7. Thanks a lot.. it works with windows 8

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  8. For some reason it didn't show up on the list of input languages. I used it for windows 8 but it doesn't seem to work at all.

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  9. You are the man. thanks

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  10. thank you my friend you are the best

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  11. just what i've been looking for, you should set up a paypal button so we can donate a few bucks
    thanks man

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  12. Fantastic!

    Thank you!


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  13. Thanks a lot Bro, GOD Bless U :)

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  14. Thank you so much for this :)

    Ibrahim

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  15. Thank u bro its working

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  16. Thank you a lot for this information its exactly what i want thank you for your keyboard.

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  17. Perfect :) thanks a lot buddy. For all MacBook Pro users using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, simply download the zip file, and then run Setup. Then magically the keyboard layout will work perfectly.

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  18. Thanks a lot for this great help. You saved our day man!

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  19. جزاك الله خير

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  20. I Love You Man. AWESOME.
    احبك يارجل۔ راااائع

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  21. That's really helpful. May god bless you.

    Thanks alot

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  22. Thanks man! شكرا يا اخي

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  23. جزاك الله خير
    لم اكن قادا على الكتابة بالعربية بشكل سهل قبل تركيب التطبيق
    شكرا

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  24. ألف مليون شكر ۔۔۔۔ مفيدة جداً جداً

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  25. oh sorry it was my internet issue. It is working fine. Appreciate.d

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  26. It does work in Windows 8.1 even, FLAWLESSLY. Whoever created this should be awarded with oscars :D

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  27. Thanks man
    You made my PC to MAC transition less painful

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  28. ممتاز
    جزاك الله خير

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  29. You are good man
    انت رجل رائع
    خدمة البشرية

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  30. You are good man
    انت رجل رائع
    خدمة البشرية

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  31. Thanks man you saved me! it works on Windows 10 too :)

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  32. شكرا جزييييييييييييييلا

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  33. يعمل الان >۔۔الف شكر احمد

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  34. Many thanks its perfectly worked

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  35. This was very helpful.

    Thank you very much.

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  36. شكراً جزيلاً
    وفقك الله وهداك للخير دائماً

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  37. thank you, just found it, it worked on windows 10 as well, great work thanks again...

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  38. اخي الكريم
    هلا تكرمت بمساعدتي بتوزيعة ماك على ويندوز، فقد قمت بتثبيت ويندوز 10 على الماك ولم اعثر على توزيعة ماك.

    وتقبل خالص الشكر والامتنان مقدماً.

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  39. شكرا جزيلا لك

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