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).

Features

Enter a word:
Enable autocomplete

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.

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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.

Dictionary OSX screenshot

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

Arabic-English dictionary 0.92 BETA download (Intel Mac and Mac OS X 10.5 or newer required)

This version does not expire :)

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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How do I enter Arabic words ?

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 International settings Select International.
iPhone Keyboard settings Select Keyboards.
iPhone Arabic keyboard disabled Check if the keyboard switch labelled Arabic is in the off position.
iPhone Arabic keyboard enabled Switch it to the On position 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 andrely@ifi.uio.no

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

The Aratools team