Resource: Guide to reading handwritten Arabic
Thread poster: Thomas_DC
Thomas_DC
Denmark
Mar 23

Hi everyone,

I'm not a translator, more of a language learning enthusiast. I've been working with learning Arabic for some time now, and have noticed the difficulty of reading the script when it's written by hand. There doesn't appear to be of Arabic handwriting resources out there (at least that I could find) so I tried to make one myself by comparing scans of Arabic handwriting to transcripts that I found online (there's an archive of scans along with their digitally written out counter-parts here: http://khatt.ideas2serve.net/index.php">KHATT )

I know that everyone in here is a professional, but I thought that I'd share the article that I wrote up anyway. I'd like some feedback on it, and if you find it helpful, perhaps you'll pass it around to people who might have use of it.

Read handwritten Arabic


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TargamaT  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Mar 24

It is really interesting work, thank you for that!

Children in the Middle East are strongly recommended to have a clear and nice handwritten script. However, not all of them will achieve this task and handwriting will take different forms, influenced by personal aptitude, teachers, level of education, and country uses...

An excellent example of handwritten Arabic script is digitized by my friend, the Yemeni calligrapher and typographer Sultan Maktari after Nizar Qabbani handwritten script: http://sultanfonts.com/includes/fonts/sultanfonts-Nizar.htm


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Thomas_DC
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Thanks, and feel free to share the article if you find it relevant. Mar 24

TargamaT wrote:

It is really interesting work, thank you for that!

Children in the Middle East are strongly recommended to have a clear and nice handwritten script. However, not all of them will achieve this task and handwriting will take different forms, influenced by personal aptitude, teachers, level of education, and country uses...

An excellent example of handwritten Arabic script is digitized by my friend, the Yemeni calligrapher and typographer Sultan Maktari after Nizar Qabbani handwritten script: http://sultanfonts.com/includes/fonts/sultanfonts-Nizar.htm

I'm glad you think so! You're very welcome. Please don't hesitate to pass the article around if you know someone who might find it useful. If you have any feedback or suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them.

Great script by the way. It looks like it incorporates many of the features you often see in handwritten Arabic scripts.


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TargamaT  Identity Verified
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Vinci Script Mar 28

You can have a look also:

http://www.typophage.com/vinci-script


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