Arabic alphabet

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the alphabet of 28 characters derived from Aramaic and used for writing Arabic languages (and borrowed for writing Urdu)

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Finally, El-Ariss asserts that "a new Arabic writing is emerging from this interplay between {the} virtuality of the internet and blogosphere and print-media" (145).
Television footage shot through the cafe's windows showed several people with their arms in the air and hands pressed against the glass, and two people holding up what appeared to be a black flag with white Arabic writing on it.
Sydney: An armed assailant was holding an unknown number of hostages inside a central Sydney cafe on Monday, police said, with local television showing some being forced to hold up a black flag with white Arabic writing in the window.
The black-and-white flag shown in the window, with Arabic writing, is similar to those used by IS.
Moreover, police finding on Wednesday has not pointed out the fact how Shama was linked with halfburned papers carrying Arabic writing.
Elements of the latest device, including its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology, has launched a new benchmark in smartphone culture, and captures the demands of the Mena," he added, referring to the devices' Arabic Writing Recognition feature that instantly digitises Arabic handwritten text.
Historians are not consensus about who created the Arabic writing system for the first time.
The guy had a notebook and people were looking over at it as it had both Arabic writing and English words.
In early Islam, the sanctity of Arabic writing was accepted among Arabs and non-Arabs alike, and its use in sacred and official texts gave rise to a wonderful profusion of scripts, and a calligraphic tradition which has flourished for over a thousand years - not only in manuscript decoration in architecture, ceramics and painting", he added.
When I looked closer, I saw Arabic writing engraved on it," said Nawaz.
Arabic writing on sign held by the woman (C) reads: "We are all Ayoub Messaoudi".
The cutouts move across the screen while the camera pans over the whole, from right to left, as one reads Arabic writing, creating a kind of photographic diorama, a simulacrum of a landscape with the weirdness of a Photorealist painting.
In the background hang two flags of Al Qaeda, white Arabic writing on a black field.
David Lloyd, a spokesman for the Naval Special Warfare Group 2, told the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, "We have removed this particlar target and Arabic writing in question from the range.
Middle Eastern and Israeli businesses will be glad to find that Hebrew and Arabic writing are now supported in WinSoft International's Middle Eastern release of Serif's PhotoPlus X5 software.