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Yamli.com, anglo arabic?

I’ve been playing for the past 30 min with this new web app called Yamli. Which enables users to type arabic using roman characters, like we usually do within emails, our official language being arabeezi. So instead of sending an email containing arabic words in roman characters like this one:

Hi Diala? Keefek? shoo el akhbar?

you will type it the same way you typed the above but will get the following text instead:

هاي ديالا؟ كيفك؟ شو الأخبار؟

This could enable more people to communicate with each other in Arabic, since most of us are really slow typing in arabic characters.

Also the service enables you to search Google in arabic as well by again typing how the word sounds in roman characters.


I am impressed!

If they allow us in the future to use their editor in third party web apps that would mean wonders to the arab web.

I can hear some loud voices out there saying that we should learn how to type faster in arabic, but since that isn’t happening that fast for some of us i think this web app might be just the solution. They have a Facebook app as well!

7 Comments so far

  1. 7aki Fadi on January 25th, 2008


  2. Ghassan Yonis on March 12th, 2008

    yeah, it would be great if it was available as a ff plugin.. or even for live msgr :)

  3. المهاجر on April 5th, 2008

    check http://www.eiktub.com/ available both as web-based editor and a stand-alone application. It supports full vowelization (tachkiil).

  4. 3arabi on April 16th, 2008

    Ghassan, there is a firefox add-on that does this already. You can get it from http://3arabi.abisalloum.com it is a bit different than yamli, but works on any web page.

  5. Samir on April 18th, 2008

    Dude … Did you see Yamli API … I registered a few days ago and got an account number. You can get one and have your users leave you comments in Arabic …

  6. FOUAD on May 15th, 2008

    i m very tired to be a….

  7. Svqfmvfr on May 7th, 2009

    sjCjoM comment4 ,

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