Android Arabic ROM is out

October 6, 2009 at 5:33 am (Uncategorized)

so far Dream and MAgic 32a/b

nothing yet for Hero


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Sapphire HTC Arabic Etisalat 2.56.494.7

September 30, 2009 at 9:35 pm (Uncategorized)


Just appeared on the internet an Arabic rom for HTC Magic (Sapphire). we need someone to dump the rom for us to be able to see how did they do it..

Link Says it is from Etisalat while STC promised an Arabic Magic Android !!!

enjoy and let’s know (no screen shots yet) please post


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New App in the market

September 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm (News)


This time a new SMS app in the market.
called SMS.. works great to read Arabic SMS.

It was written by mr Abdullah AlFadhel

Please try the program and rate well

I am discontinuing the work on first app Arabic Keybaord. I will only work on the soft keybaord and some other ideas I have on mind

Enjoy & Eid Mubarak

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STC to introduce Middle East’s first Android-powered phone in English and Arabic

September 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm (Android, News)

HTC Corporation, a global specialist in mobile phone innovation and design, has announced that Saudi telecom service provider STC will be the first operator in the Middle East to introduce the region’s first Android-powered phone HTC Magic to Saudi customers.

The introduction of the HTC Magic in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the result of a successful relationship between STC and HTC.

STC, the largest telecommunication provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, covers an area of two million square kilometers, providing coverage to more than 100,000 kilometers of highways and 98% of inhabitant areas across Saudi Arabia. It has a larger customer base than any other provider in the Middle East – more than 19 million GSM, four million land line and one million DSL customers.

To date, STC has won telecom licenses in Kuwait and Bahrain and acquired shares in companies in Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and South Africa and is continuing to develop its outreach to become a global service provider.


Arabic Ref بالعربية


My comments:

This is the only “official” announcement of an intention in supporting Arabic in android.. Since Google and the Android Team have no intention in Adding Arabic to the System not in 1.6 nor 2.0 ( ie not in the near future)

as Cupcake has been introduced we are facing more problems supporting Arabic, whenever a non-Arabic characters is introduced, the whole text will be messed up!! This is the biggest challange for those who are trying to work on Arabic for Android HERE

this is the only serious attempt to solve the problem… I am not even sure that would work any more since it was built long ago before SDK 1.0!!

I have contacted the Android team asking only for adding an Arabic FONT, which they refused to do, due to the large size of Arabic fonts on the system… so please stop the false hopes regarding a solution coming from Google unless HTC would push them to do so…

people are buying new Magic and Dream devices based on these rumors, so be aware

We shall wait for more clarification from STC regarding this issue, and hopefully (inshAllah) it would be soon



حتى الان لايوجد اي اعلان رسمي عن دعم اللغة العربية على اندرويد سوى هذا الخبر…
من خلال متابعتي للموضوع فان جوجل او فريق موطوري اندرويد ليس لديهم نية دعم العربية حاليا لا الاصدار 1.6 ولا 2.0
ولا حتى اضافة خط اللغة العربية الى النظام والذي من دوره ان يسهل دعم اللغة!!!

ارجو الانتباه وعدم التسرع في شراء الجهاز بناء على هذه الاشاعات

الخبر الصحيح الوحيد حتى الان هو رغبة الاتصالات السعودية بتوفير اجهزة اندرويد..
لا اعلم من اين تخطط الاتصالات و اتش تي سي توفير التعريب ولكن امل ان يكون هذا قريبا

الى ذلك الحين كل عام وانتم بخير وعيد سعيد ان شاء الله


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تفعيل لوحة المفاتيح العربية باجهزة اندرويد

September 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm (Uncategorized)

السلام عليكم

رمضان مبارك وتقبل الله صالح الاعمال

واجه الكثيرين مشكلة عدم عمل الكي بورد العربي بعد تنزيله من الماركت

ارجو اتباع التالي

– الذهاب الى اي خانة كتابة (برنامج الرسائل مثلا) والضغط على مربع محتوى الرسالة

– اضغط مرة اخرى مرة على مربع النص حتى تظهر عبارة
Input Method
ثم اختر
Arabic Soft Keyboard
اذا لم تجده
قم بالتالي:
-menu > Settings> Locale and Text
Arabic Soft Keyboard

ارجو ان الشرح وافيا

كل عام وانتم بخير

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Moved: Arabic Soft Keybaord 1.1

July 17, 2009 at 4:22 pm (Uncategorized)

Salaam again

i have replaced the letters with images, now those with no Arabic font can use it in ease, Arabic Notepad would come in handy.. other apps you will see squares when you type, but i promise words are connected.
The area above the keyboard will help you see what you are typing.
for those who had installed an Arabic font, you will be fine with the new one, if you want the one with no images download it from here
i am going to continue supporting it for myself, so don’t worry.. if you want it on the market, please express that in a comment or an email.
thanks and happy typing

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Moved: Arabic Notepad

July 17, 2009 at 4:21 pm (Uncategorized)

A simple note pad app that is based on Android sample included in the SDK

this would help those with no Arabic font

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Moved: Arabs eat cupcake, too

July 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm (Uncategorized)

to install:

go to settings>Locale and text> check Arabic Soft Keybaord
Forgot to say

ة is double tap on ه
أ إ same goes here two and three taps on ا


as promised, an Arabic keyboard for Android cupcake is here..

available thru the market.

currently you need an Arabic font to be able to see letters and see typed words anywhere in system.

Disclaimer: Please be extra cautious while doing the below steps. I’m not responsible for any damage you might do to your phone. If you don’t know what you are doing, please don’t do it. proceed on your own responsibility

to Add an Arabic font you first need to have root:

follow the steps in the page.

once you have root, you need at add an Arabic font to the system:

there are two ways to do it:

1) here is the easy way to do it, but you will still need root. (to be honest, i haven’t tried this way before, but it’s confirmed by the website developer!!)


2) you need any Font that has Arabic (TTF only) or download it from here.

then follow these steps

1) Download DejaVu font then copy ‘DejaVuSans.ttf’ “tools” folder where “android-sdk-windows-1.5_r2” is, and rename it to ‘DroidSansFallback.ttf’
2) Connect your G1 to your PC
3) Open command prompt and type: adb remount
4) Then type: adb push DroidSansFallback.ttf /system/fonts/
5) Restart your G1

steps taken from Dumpy Tips.

download android-sdk-windows-1.5_r2 from google website here.

if you feel overwhelmed, you should be, at least if you ‘ve never dealt with command lines and programming languages,

I am sorry, but even after I apply a work around for the app, you will still have a problem everywhere in the system. letters will not show as Arabic.. for now Arabic font is a must! till google gives us a build were at least Arabic fonts are included

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x2android apps has moved

July 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm (Uncategorized)

I have been having some trouble with blogspot. So I moved..

Updates regarding the Arabic Keyboards and other apps will take place here inshalla.

i will no longer post on



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Hello world!

July 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm (Uncategorized)


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