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How to type Arabic vowel symbols?

Penny-15

Hello, 

I started to learn Arabic not long ago.  
And I would like to know how to add vowel symbols on Arabic letters while typing. 

In Rocket Languages I can find those symbols while doing the "Writing Test", 
yet in my home computer (I use Windonws 8 system), even though I can find Arabic keyboard, 
but I don't know how to add vowel symbols or other symbols, like fatha tanween or hamza. 

For instance, I would like to write Ahlan wa Sahlan in Arabic with a fatha tanween on the top of Alif of Ahl"a"n. 

Is there anyone who can help me solving this technical problem?  

Brian-O16

   I am trying to find an answer for you, though I am aware you may already have found this information out. 

Penny-15

Hello Brian, After studying Arabic for some time, now I know that in most cases, people just don't write vowels on top of letters for daily bases. So now I don't put as much focus on the spelling as at the beginning when I started to learn. It's still very important though, yet I do notice sometimes the answers provided in the writing test is different (or wrong) after I checked dictionary. (I do write to the staff a couple of times to ask spelling questions as I noticed the difference from the online course and in the dictionary.) Greetings from Taiwan

Brian-O16

It does help some i  the beginning, though I try not to use them either.

eiman-k-elmasry

Hi Penny
Although it's not common to use تشكيل (tashkeel) when writing Egyptian Arabic but the following might be of help to you so have fun :)

Shift + E : الضمة
Shift + X : السكون
Shift + Q : الفتحة
Shift + A : الكسرة
ذ + Shift : الشدة
Shift + Z : المدة
Shift + W : تنوين فتح
Shift + S : تنوين كسرة
Shift + R : تنوين ضم
Shift + T : لإ
Shift + G : لأ
Shift + Y : إ
Shift + H : أ
Shift + N : آ
Shift + B : لآ
Shift + V : {
Shift + C : }
Shift + F : ]
Shift + D : [
Shift + J : تمديد الحرف

 

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