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Arabic script needed, please.

Post by Winged Isis » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:53 pm

Have tried to find who suggested this recently to give them credit, but no luck.
I want to design, using my laptop, my own T-shirt to wear next visit, based on this idea:

"I do not want a...

felucca
caleche
motorboat
taxi
genuine artifact from the tomb of Tutankhamen!"


I can of course find the Arabic words easily enough, but I would like to print it in Arabic SCRIPT. Is anyone able to type it so I can copy, please?


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Post by Grandad » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:45 pm

Winged Isis this may not be any help at all but I keep a link to the 'character map' on my desktop for times when I need special characters. (Arabic, Greek, Latin, or whatever). All of the Arabic alphabet is there with each character in its various forms.

You can find it via 'Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Character Map' or my shortcut on XP is:
%SystemRoot%\system32\charmap.exe
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Post by BBLUX » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:36 pm

Bear in mind the Arabic script reads from right to left so you need to be sure it is reproduced in this way or goodness only knows what you might actually say on the T-shirt :lol:
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Post by Grandad » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:41 pm

It types from the right......
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Post by BBLUX » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:51 pm

Should be safe enough then.
Now why didn't I think of that, having Arabic script installed on my PC as well :oops:
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Post by Grandad » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:27 pm

Only downside is that you type what you want in a single line panel then copy into your doc.
Just thought it might be what WI was looking for.
And yes, windows is quite clever isn't it to think about typing Arabic right to left!!!!
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Post by Winged Isis » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:36 am

So kind of you to offer a suggestion!

Sorry, but as a techno dunce, that's all just so much gibberish (or Arabic?) to me...I have an Apple...does that make a difference?

What I was hoping for was someone to type it in Arabic scrpt so I could just cut and paste, as I am such a computer numpty...anyone? :mrgreen:
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Post by Glyphdoctor » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:05 am

Why not just dress in a way that doesn't attract the people selling those things in the first place instead? A lot of people are illiterate and wouldn't be able to read it, and some of the others might find it overly defensive and insulting, and finally there will be a group who will just use it as an opening to chat you up.

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Post by Winged Isis » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:23 am

Ooh dear, so many Americans just DON'T get the Aussie/British sense of humour! :lol:

We all know it doesn't matter a figleaf what you wear, Egyptians will still try it on...and who can blame them, they are just trying to make a living. :roll:

If they are illiterate, how could they possibly be offended?:?

I am not insensitive. I have already asked my Luxor/Cairo friends, and they thought it hilarious, and easily appreciated the fact that someone was just having a bit of fun. Not at their expense, but to show I am not fazed by the hasslers/hustlers, but can enjoy the banter and general process, and know how to deal with those who go a bit too far (VERY rare). :)
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Post by Glyphdoctor » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:11 pm

At first I found it funny actually, then the more I thought about it I thought why would someone go to all the trouble to make such a tshirt rather than just deal with the situation in a graceful manner? If you think hustlers are going to laugh at the tshirt and possibly banter with you because of it then that is even more reason NOT to wear it. You are married and this is inappropriate.

It absolutely does make a difference what you wear. I don't have the opportunity to be fazed because no one tries to sell me that kind of stuff and that is because of how I dress.

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