What is Arabic Keyboard?

Arabic Keyboard Online is a free online tool that allows you to type smoothly in the Arabic language on any device with internet access. Our virtual Arabic keyboard works directly within common web browsers like Chrome, Firefox or Safari without needing tedious additional software downloads or installations on your device. With just a click, start typing in Arabic seamlessly across your digital interfaces.

Crafted specially for Arab internet users as well African and Asian expats living in the West, our online Arabic keyboard aims to make interacting in Arabic truly accessible and convenient across today’s popular digital platforms and apps. It integrates Arabic scripting support directly inside familiar screens like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and more without disrupting your usual workflows.

With many international devices and computers lacking native Arabic script support by default, people face immense difficulties in comfortably typing and communicating online in the Arabic language. English QWERTY keyboards also severely limit Arabic typing as they do not accommodate all the unique Arabic letters, numerals and punctuation characters that give the script its richness. Our online Arabic keyboard attempts to bridge these gaps for anyone worldwide who wishes to read, write and express themselves effortlessly in Arabic over the internet.

We deeply understand that Arabic has a cherished history of eloquent calligraphy and ornamentation representing the highest forms of human artistic expression. Modern Arabs across the world also use a wide variety of this language’s many dialects and scripts based on factors like nationality, ethnicity, family backgrounds and more. Our Arabic keyboard allows you retain this diversity by writing online in your preferred Arabic style, dialect and script intricacy through advanced personalization features.

Virtual Arabic Keyboard

How to Use

Using our online virtual Arabic keyboard is extremely simple and intuitive. Just open ArabicKeyboardOnline.com on any internet browser on your preferred device, whether it be your phone, tablet or computer. You will see a clean onscreen Arabic keyboard interface with familiar letter key shapes mapped in the standard Arabic script layout. To start typing, simply click on the virtual Arabic letters that you wish to type or use your actual computer keyboard keys to enter the characters. For example, press “J” on an English keyboard to type the letter “Jeem” in Arabic script.

As you start typing by clicking the onscreen keyboard or using your physical keyboard’s keys, the Arabic text will appear in the top text display bar after each keystroke. You can check all that you have typed so far clearly in the text bar, allowing you to review and make edits easily later on. To delete any letters that may have been typed incorrectly, use the backspace key on your physical keyboard. The backspace key works just like traditional word processors, allowing you to delete letter-by-letter or word-by-word.

The Arabic script that you type will instantly take on the font’s unique glyphs and designs making it easier to achieve styled Arabic writing online. Whether you prefer a traditional cursive Naskh style or a modern minimalist look, the fonts offer needed versatility.

To type essential Arabic vowels, diacritical accents like Fathah or Shaddah and special characters, click the relevant symbols on the virtual onscreen keyboard interface. You can see the markings change on the typed text live. If you need additional symbols like asterisk, @ or currency signs, click the “More Symbols” button to access a wider array of glyphs. Whether writing an email, documenting a report or simply penning your thoughts, these additional symbols and diacritics help capture the intended meaning accurately.

Arabic Keyboard in Numbers

10 interesting facts about the Arabic keyboard
  • 28 – The number of basic letters in the Arabic alphabet that the keyboard contains.
  • 10 – The number of Arabic numerals (0-9) typed through the keyboard.
  • 14 – The number of distinct Arabic vowels, accents and diacritics supported.
  • 3 – The average number of Arabic letters that can be typed per second by fluent typists.
  • Over 200 – The number of potential letter forms due to contextual variations in Arabic script.
  • 8 – The percent of the world’s population that speaks Arabic as the first language.
  • 9th – Arabic’s ranking in being one of the most spoken languages globally.
  • 120 – The number of countries where Arabic is used as an official administrative language.
  • 4th – Arabic’s ranking among the most used languages on the internet after English, Chinese and Spanish.
  • About 50% – The expected growth rate in Arabic internet users between 2022 to 2026 rising to about 226 million users.
Top Countries users:
  • Usa – 19%
  • UK – 7%
  • Canada – 7%
  • UAE – 5%
  • Sweden – 4%
  • Germany – 4%
  • Netherlands – 3%
  • Australia – 3%
  • Other – 48%
Top 10 most frequently used letters in the Arabic alphabet:
  1. Alif (ا)
  2. Lam (ل)
  3. Mim (م)
  4. Ha (ه)
  5. Waw (و)
  6. Noon (ن)
  7. Ya (ي)
  8. Seen (س)
  9. Taa (ت)
  10. Kaf (ك)
Arabic Numbers
  • 0 – صفر
  • 1 – واحد
  • 2 – اثنان
  • 3 – ثلاثة
  • 4 – أربعة
  • 5 – خمسة
  • 6 – ستة
  • 7 – سبعة
  • 8 – ثمانية
  • 9 – تسعة

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