This is the complete list of Windows ALT codes & Mac Option codes for letters of the Arabic alphabet. Included also in the list are the corresponding HTML entity hexadecimal and decimal numeric character references, and, if available, the HTML entity named character references. If you are new to ALT codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use ALT Codes to Enter Special Characters.
The Arabic alphabet is a writing system used to write the Arabic language and several other languages in the Middle East and North Africa. It consists of 28 letters, which are written from right to left. Each letter represents a specific sound, and together they form words and sentences.
Windows Alt Codes for Arabic Letters:
On Windows computers, you can use Alt codes to type letters of the Arabic alphabet. To do this, hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and enter the specific code shown in the table list above using the numeric keypad. For example, to type the Arabic letter jeem “ج” (jīm), you can press Alt+1580.
Mac Option Codes for Arabic Letters:
On Mac computers, you can use Option codes to type letters of the Arabic alphabet. Press and hold the Option key, then enter a specific code shown in the table list above using the keyboard. For instance, to type the Arabic letter sheen “ش” (shīn), you can press Option+0634.
In addition to Arabic, the Arabic script is used for various other languages, including:
- Persian (Farsi): The official language of Iran, Persian employs the Arabic script with a few additional letters to accommodate its unique sounds.
- Urdu: The national language of Pakistan, Urdu uses the Arabic script with modifications to suit its phonetic requirements.
- Kurdish: Kurdish languages, spoken mainly in Kurdistan, utilize the Arabic script with some variations to accommodate additional letters specific to Kurdish phonetics.
- Pashto: Pashto, spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is written using the Arabic script with certain modifications.
- Sindhi: Sindhi, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Pakistan and India, uses an adapted version of the Arabic script.
- Malay: In some regions, the Arabic script is used to write the Malay language, primarily for religious or traditional purposes.
These are just a few examples of languages that utilize the Arabic script. The Arabic script has been adapted to suit the phonetic needs of various languages, enabling them to be written and preserved in a written form.
See more symbol sets for popular ALT codes at ALT Codes for Miscellaneous Symbols.
For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows ALT Codes, visit Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.