Unicode For Arabic Letters
Unicode is designed to be a comprehensive encoding system that assigns a unique code point to every character in all major writing systems.
We use Unicode for Arabic letters because Unicode is a universal character encoding standard that supports a wide range of scripts and languages, including Arabic.
Unicode is designed to be a comprehensive encoding system that assigns a unique code point to every character in all major writing systems. This means that any computer or device supporting Unicode can correctly display Arabic text, regardless of the operating system or software used.
In contrast, ASCII is a limited character encoding system that only supports a small set of characters commonly used in English text. Arabic characters are not included in ASCII, so using ASCII to represent Arabic text would result in a loss of information and incorrect text rendering.
Unicode has become the de facto standard for character encoding in modern computing, as it allows for the seamless exchange of text across different platforms, languages, and scripts. Using Unicode for Arabic letters ensures that Arabic text can be displayed and processed correctly across various devices and software, which is essential for communication, education, and commerce in the global digital age.
Here is a list of Arabic characters in Unicode format, with their corresponding code points in hexadecimal:
Note: There are additional characters used in Arabic scripts, such as diacritical marks, which modify the pronunciation of the letters. These are also included in the Unicode character set.
Give it a try!
To type an Arabic letter, you must use a combination of keys on your keyboard and number pad. For example, to type the letter "ب" (which sounds like "b"), you need to hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and type the number "0628" on your number pad.
After you type in the number, release the Alt key, and the Arabic letter will appear on the screen!
You can use this same method to type other Arabic letters too. Just find the Unicode code point for the letter you want to type, and then use the Alt key and number pad to organize in the code point.