Friday, July 17, 2009

Moving to Wordpress

Blogspot is acting weird these days, i am thinking about moving!!

I will try to move the old stuff over there soon

thank and sorry for any trouble

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Arabic Soft Keybaord 1.1

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

Arabic Notepad

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

this would help those with no Arabic font

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Arabs eat cupcake, too

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

Monday, June 8, 2009

Ver 1.2 of Arabic Keyboard (Android)


update and you are gonna love it, letters will connect as you write..

I am developing something for Cupcake, soon inshalla it will be released

Thursday, April 23, 2009

ArabicKeyboard V1.1.0b is out


i have released a new update, it includes a SMS reader.. a simple layout

this is a temporary solution since Google has taken too long to release the next update...

i apologize for its layout, i know it is full of errors but it gets the job done, i will work more on it once i have some time, i am reaching the end of the semester.  

I don't know how many times i need to say this, but WORDS do connect (link) you just have to start a new word, they will add up as soon as u do so!!!



Saturday, April 18, 2009

I haven't abandoned the project

I haven't abandoned the project, yet!!!

but i am waiting to see what's Google next move, Arabic was added in the cupcake release Locale Menu. and as you know, two more non official Rom builds are out already!

and we are expecting the new ADP 1.5, which will change the original apps. So it is smart to wait, till it is clear what options we are goign to have.

I already have a new Keyboard (better) and i included a reader too. we might need nothing of those if Arabic became supported by the system.

or we could add Arabic the HTC release instead of Chinese and have it all over the system.

things will clear out inshalla in the coming days..


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ver 1.0.0 is out, Better letter connections


it is out now:

so to summarize here is everyting it does:

  • Switch between Landscape and Portriat using menu button
  • Arabic letter reshaping is now fully integreated!
  • Faster switching to Arabic keyboard
  • Able to send SMS
  • Access contacts with Auto detect
  • Added four Perisan Letters (^^)(vv)
  • Bigger buttons in Landscape mode
  • Able to send larger than 70 Char SMSs
Please update if you have not done so, I just found out that many users never update!!!

that's it for now, enjoy smsing


PS: again, i have to thank Ahmed Essam, for his reshaper class and sharing it with others, he had done a great job there. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Arabic Keyboard V 0.7.6b, now can send SMS

  • Now App is linked to Contacts, 
  • added four Persian letters,
  • auto detect contact name, provide the default number.
  • "to:" field now accepts entries from the Virtual Keyboard


Ahlan my tough crowd, before i continue, i would like to share with you a comment left on my app on the market

Missing fatha, dumma, etc..

I am just going to pretend that I didn't read that, lol, really : Fat7a

anyway, here is the updates:

Ver 0.7.6b is on the market also all previous versions are available on the project page
new features: 
-able to send SMS, you need to type in/paste the number, no access to phonebook yet
-SMSs are sent larger than 70 chars it splits in order to send, 
-added "Clear" button to clear the message text area.

New work to do :-

- access contacts and make it default app for sms sending
- adding confirmation of SMS sent (a must), update a dummy one is added
- add counter of letters typed
- Bigger buttons, and better looking layout 


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Arabic Keyboard v0.5.0b for Android

Salaam Again,

I have successfully implemented Ahmed's class. Now you can see a MUCH better linking (الحمدلله). I suspect that would be some sort if "Force Close" events, please submit as soon you find one ( let me know what was going on). It should be rare anyway. Next i will be working on
  1. Layout, better looking (Inshalla)
  2. add support to copy to other application (Inshalla), for now use the copy button or long tab on the test area
  3. better Landscape layout (Inshalla)

I won't be improving the linking till i am done with the above, since Arabic is most certainly would be supported on the next update(s). So it will only make sense to work on a keyboard ( which i doubt that Google will release soon)

I won't be updating as much since the weekend is almost over, and i have some tests before Spring Break.
I would also like to thank
Bader Aljishi for his contribute, I really appreciate it.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Arabic Keyboard v0.1.0 for Android

Update: new version is available, no need to add font!! fixed the landscape mode too


I got sick of not being able to write in Arabic in my G1, so i developed this small keyboard which is based on aKeyUI

Features: (updated!!)
all letters are there
- letters are connected (yet not perfect)

need pre-installed Arabic font to work. here.
note: please only replace the fallback font (DroidSansFallback.ttf) not (DroidSans.ttf).

coming features:
- connected letters (almost there)
- remove the need of adding the Fallback font (done!)
- integrate SMS, google search, email (send to)
- larger keys (somehow)
- better GUI
- landscape support (kinda)

please feel free to try it.


:: I will have to Thank ~ Ahmed & Amr ~ for their great effort, thank you