Yamli allows you to type Arabic using roman characters. For example you can enter the roman letter "f" for "ف".
You can also use the Arabic chat characters. For example "3" for "ع", "2" for "ء", "7" for "ح", etc ...
Type it the way you say it. Try it out !
Type the word “marhaba” in the box below. While typing, you can see your characters being converted to Arabic. Yamli will provide you with a list of Arabic words to choose from. By default the word will be converted to the first Arabic word in that list. Once you are done typing “marhaba” press the space bar. Your word will be then converted to the default choice.
You can choose an Arabic word from a list.
Note: We do our best to only show meaningful words in the list.
However the word you want may not always be the first choice.
If you don't see your word in the list, you can see more choices by clicking "show more".
If you still don't see your word in the extended list, please click on "Report word". Doing this will inform us about the word you are trying to convert to Arabic. We will use this information to help Yamli do a better job.
You can edit your words even after you made your selection.
You can also use a dash “-” to group words together.
Type “wa-kal-jame3” in the box below. The Arabic words will be grouped together and will not contain the dash.
You can then edit each entry separately. In the example above, move the cursor to the Arabic word corresponding to “kal”. Notice how you can change this entry within the grouped word.
Yamli will detect entries that contain an Arabic prefix and automatically insert a dash to group the word and its prefix.
Type “al arab” in the box below. Notice how a dash is added after “al” therefore grouping “al” and “arab”.
Sometimes you may wish to type words in English. You can either:
Type “al mumasel Nicolas Cage”. Instead of hitting space bar after typing “Nicolas”, use SHIFT + SPACE. The word will not be converted.
You can also use Yamli to write a foreign language in Arabic characters.
For example, type: "I love this tool".