Arabic on the Internet: Transliteration: Using Latin Characters for Arabic

Can you understand this?

"9aba7 el kheir...Ya alf nhar abya'9"

This says in Arabic:

يا صباح الخير ... يا ألف نهار أبيض

Which is actually a newly emerging "folk-standard" that has been evolving in the later half of the 1990s, whereby the Arabic language can be represented using the Latin alphabet. This seems to have started using Usenet and E-Mail, but really caught on on the chat services: mainly IRC and ICQ.A language is mainly phonetic (sound-based) and most languages of the world have not been represented in writing until recent times, and therefore, representing languages in different character sets is possible.It has been used in the past due to various reasons (political, ease of use, ...etc.) Recent examples of this include the representation of the Turkish language in a Latin-based script, instead of the Arabic script used for hundreds of years, and the Malay language used to be represented using both Arabic and Latin scripts.There are a few variations and not a single standard, depending on the virtual community that evolved this standard. Therefore different networks in IRC may use different standards, and even different rooms may have their own dialects. However, there is a lot of "cultural borrowing" going on as people span networks and rooms.This is a perfect example where the Internet is giving rise to new cultures.To predict the future: Will we ever see the day where Al Ahram or Ash-Sharq Al Awsat Newspaper published in Latin characters? Maybe not in the near future, but yet again, maybe sooner than you expect...You can also read a detailed table with Latin to Arabic transliteration.I have discussed the rise and fall of non-English writing in internet communities in a separate article.



Arabic Transliteration

This about an exciting new free product called eiktub.

eiktub is an Arabic transliteration pad. It replaces Latin script by its Arabic phonetic equivalent in a smart manner such that the Arabic script is deducible from the English transliteration unambiguously and without necessarily understanding the meaning of the Arabic text.

The software can be downloaded from

There's also a Lite web-based version of the software that can be used online at at with no need for download or installation.

Hope you find these tools helpful.

Arabic / Latin Transliteration

I appreciate all your work to deliver such a usefull software "eiktub", and I have a similar final project at my university so I ask you some help about the right algorithm that can allow me to make the conversion between latin charachters and arabic one's, especially those which have more than one option to display in a drop down menu where the user can select his exact word.

I wish that you may respond to help me succeed in my final project and I'll be so thankfull.
Thanks for your understanding and concern.

what does this mean?

Ana 2d el kawn sht2tlak ?

plz mail it to me :)


انا قد الكون اشتقت لك

I miss/long for you as big as the universe.

Eiktub translantion

Can someone please translate this for me.
1)ana ghanmchi lkhdmata lghda inchalah ila knti online wnhdro chwi.
2) ghir lfr9 dial lw9t wssafimnin kankoun ana onlin katkouni nti n3ssti.

could u translate this for me in english please thanks so much

fkree..slee slat al estekharah..es2lee lina ..odle estkhere enshalh rbna beserha m3k...eza bdek a7kee m3ek eb3tele rakmek o ae o2et bt7bee a7kee m3k obts2lene sho bt7be t3rfe 3ne o ana kman b2reb mnek aktr o bn3rf b3ad akta...eza bt7be t7kee m3 my sister Quson i will give u her no. a3tee 7alek forsah ..oa3tene amal bhaldnya ene akon m3 albent ele 7bha albee oma 3erf y7eb gerha..m3 albent ele ektreta wma bde akon ele elha,,,l2ne b7bha b7bha kteer


Assuming your are in Italy, and he is in some Arab country, he is a scammer trying to pose as someone who is in love with you.