Aratools Arabic-English dictionary

Aratools Arabic - English dictionary is an electronic dictionary available on the web, as an iPhone application and as a Windows and Mac OS X application (beta versions to be released soon).

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News

18/5 - 2015: Update version 1.7.1 of the iPhone version is now available in the App store, but some issues causing crashes are still present in this version. We have submitted another update, version 1.7.2, to the App store which should fix the remaining crashes and have asked Apple to review and publish it as soon as possible.

16/5 - 2015: There's currently an ugly bug crashing the app in the iPhone version. An update with a fix has been submitted to the Apple App store and hopefully will be available very soon. In the meantime please contact support@aratools.com.

1/5 - 2015: Android version is now available.

6/4 - 2015: A test version for Windows is now available along with an improved version for Mac OSX.

24/2 - 2015: A number of root entries have been corrected.

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Please note that this application depends on functionality that may not be present in older browsers. If you experience problems try to use a recent version of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
We work hard to ensure that Arabic script is displayed correctly across all web browsers and operating systems, but if you see incorrectly displayed text please tell us at support@aratools.com.

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If you are experiencing problems:
Please note that this application depends on functionality that may not be present in older browsers. If you experience problems try to use a recent version of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
We work hard to ensure that Arabic script is displayed correctly across all web browsers and operating systems, but if you see incorrectly displayed text please tell us at support@aratools.com.

Mac OS X

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This is a beta version of the Arabic-English Dictionary for OSX. New releases will be available on this page.

Arabic-English dictionary 0.93 Beta download (Intel Mac and Mac OS X 10.7 or newer required)

Windows

Dictionary for Windows screenshot

This is a beta version of the Arabic-English Dictionary for Windows. New releases will be available on this page.

Arabic-English dictionary 0.91 Beta download (Windows 7 or newer required)

This is a preliminary beta version. As such it is not complete, ie. icons are missing and font settings are not optimal. It requires a separate download of Microsofts .NET framework version 4.0 or higher.

Apple iPhone and iPod touch

Aratools Arabic-English dictionary is available for the iPhone/iPod Touch through the Apple AppStore. The dictionary is straigthforward to use, type an arabic word and a list of possible english words appear. Select one of the english words to see further information about this arabic word such as the word class, root and some morphological information.

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Android devices

Aratools Arabic-English dictionary is available for Android devices from the Google Play store. The App requires an Arabic keyboard installed separately.

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How do I enter Arabic words on my iPhone/iPod?

Before using the Arabic-English dictionary you must first setup the arabic keyboard on your iPod Touch or iPhone. Please exit the application and follow these simple steps.

How to enable the Arabic keyboard
iPhone settings Select the settings application from the home page.
iPhone General settings Then select the General option from the list.
iPhone Keyboard settings Select Keyboard.
iPhone Keyboard settings Select Keyboards.
iPhone Keyboard settings Select Add New Keyboard.
iPhone Keyboard settings Select Arabic.
iPhone Arabic keyboard disabled Check if the Arabic label is unmarked.
iPhone Arabic keyboard enabled Check it if it is.
The Arabic keyboard can now be activated by pressing the globe key in the bottom row of the iPhone keyboard.

How do I access some characters like the hamza ?

The hamza can be entered by holding down the alif key. Holding down the alif, waw and ya keys also lets you enter a hamza seated on the respective letters. Holding the the key depicting a fatha lets you enter the other diacritics used in Arabic script.

Do I need to connect to the internet to use the iPhone Arabic-English dictionary ?

No, the dictionary data is contained in the application itself on the iPhone/iPod touch. The dictionary never connects to the internet.

Contact us

If you have any problems, questions or other enquiries, feel free to contact us at support@aratools.com.

Programmers, linguists or users that are interested should feel free to contact the original author at the same email address.

The dictionary uses GPL licensed content available in the following package: GPL redistributable content

The Aratools team