Arabic Fonts on Ubuntu 8.04

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In Fact, Ubuntu 8.04 also known as “HARDY HERON” has enclosed n figured arabic fonts in it’s released 🙂 which supported by Arabeyes likes :

  • Al-Arabiyah
  • Al-Battar
  • Al-Hor
  • Al-Manzomah
  • Al-Mateen
  • Al-Mohannad
  • Al-Mothnna
  • Al-Yarmook

but these fonts can’t be used immediately cZ needed to be configures previously 😦

Installing Packages :

  • Update Source List at /etc/apt/sources.list
    • Add from the mirror such as kebo, kambing etc
    • from repositories CD’s (7.10 or 8.04)
  • root@caktuh:#apt-get update

  • Click System – Preferences – Keyboard
  • asked to install packages of arabic-fonts

  • Click +Add on Layouts till opened new window
  • Choose arabic-keyboard

—– Installing proccess are finished here —–

Configures Keyboard

  • Right-Click on PANEL
  • Choose Add to Panel
  • Casting ’bout “Keyboard Indicator
  • Right-Click on it and choose Keyboard_Preferences
  • afterwards, click +Add on Layouts
  • Choose “Layouts (arabic)” and “Variant (buckwalter or qwerty)” of the Keyboard

Proper n Test

  • Open U’r Open Office n try to write using the arabic
  • click on Keyboard Indicator to switch between Arabic and English

  • Enjoy U’r selves 🙂

4 thoughts on “Arabic Fonts on Ubuntu 8.04

    sagung said:
    June 30, 2008 at 4:25 pm


    Anak-Rokan said:
    March 7, 2009 at 12:04 pm


    Aku baru tau ni…. coba ah….

    adib said:
    November 25, 2009 at 1:19 am

    owala iki t pak kelas x di gae tugas gae keyboard arab!!!!apa bedanya dengan alkafi arabic keyboard!!!

    R.Bambang said:
    November 25, 2009 at 1:22 am

    lah pak….. itu kan tugas yang duluw.. waktu saya mash kls satu duluww….

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