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
It has been tested for compatibility with All windows versions : 7, 8, 9 and 10

54 comments:

  1. Very nice and helpful.
    Thank you Bishoy.

    Mohamed Ali
    AUC-ALI

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

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you brother,

    ReplyDelete
  4. thanks a lot its working

    Ahmed Samy

    ELI-AUC

    ReplyDelete
  5. It works greatly
    thank you so much

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  8. GREAT !! Thanks for the effort !

    ReplyDelete
  9. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You are the man. thanks

    ReplyDelete
  11. tُُhanks man,you made my day :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. thank you my friend you are the best

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

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fantastic!

    Thank you!


    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks a lot Bro, GOD Bless U :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you so much for this :)

    Ibrahim

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank u bro its working

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

    ReplyDelete
  19. 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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  21. جزاك الله خير

    ReplyDelete
  22. I Love You Man. AWESOME.
    احبك يارجل۔ راااائع

    ReplyDelete
  23. That's really helpful. May god bless you.

    Thanks alot

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks man! شكرا يا اخي

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

    ReplyDelete
  26. ألف مليون شكر ۔۔۔۔ مفيدة جداً جداً

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  30. ممتاز
    جزاك الله خير

    ReplyDelete
  31. You are good man
    انت رجل رائع
    خدمة البشرية

    ReplyDelete
  32. You are good man
    انت رجل رائع
    خدمة البشرية

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

    ReplyDelete
  34. شكرا جزييييييييييييييلا

    ReplyDelete
  35. يعمل الان >۔۔الف شكر احمد

    ReplyDelete
  36. Many thanks its perfectly worked

    ReplyDelete
  37. This was very helpful.

    Thank you very much.

    ReplyDelete
  38. شكراً جزيلاً
    وفقك الله وهداك للخير دائماً

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

    ReplyDelete
  40. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  41. شكرا جزيلا لك

    ReplyDelete
  42. Where could we buy that Arabic keyboard? It looks good! I think this would help me translate Arabic to English a lot more easier.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You basically search for QWERTY Mac Arabic keyboard on amazon , you'll surely get it.
      ex: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071ZZVC3V/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_I7DIDbY6EDTEJ

      Delete
    2. If you're talking about the above software, It's free , just follow the links above

      Delete

I'd like to read your comments

Popular