The Arabic Papyrology Database
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Transcription table

Please note: alif maqsūra: à, e.g. ʿalà
hamzat al-waṣl : ĭ, ă, ŭ, e.g. ĭbn, ăl kitāb
tāʾ marbūṭa: ẗ, e.g. madīnaẗ
The following table is specified for U.S. keyboard or German keyboard (Switzerland), in case of other keyboards press the key which is on the same place as the below mentioned U.S. key or German key (Switzerland).

Arabic Transcr. Mac U.S. Mac Ger. Wind. U.S. Wind. Ger.   Arabic Transcr Mac U.S. Mac Ger. Wind. U.S. Wind. Ger.
ا ā alt a + a alt a + a = + a ^ + a   ف f
ء ʾ ' < ` <   ڤ F
ب b   ق q
پ B   ك k
ت t   ل l
ث alt h + t alt h + t = + t ^ + t   م m
ج ǧ alt v + g alt v + g = + g ^ + g   ن n
ح alt x + h alt x + h ] + h ¨ + h   ه h
خ alt b + h alt b + h = + h ^ + h   و w, ū alt a + u alt a + u = + u ^ + u
د d   ي y, ī alt a + i alt a + i = + i ^ + i
ذ alt h + d alt h + d = + d ^ + d   ى à alt ' + a alt < + a ' + a ` + a
ر r   ة alt u + t alt u + t = + t ^ + t
ز z   اَ ă alt b + a alt b + a ] + a ¨ + a
س s   اِ ĭ alt b + i alt b + i ] + i ¨ + i
ش š alt v + s alt v + s = + s ^ + s   اُ ŭ alt b + u alt b + u ] + u ¨ + u
ص alt x + s alt x + s ] + s ¨ + s   پَ a
ض alt x + d alt x + d ] + d ¨ + d   پً :an
ط alt x + t alt x + t ] + t ¨ + t   پِ i
ظ alt x + z alt x + z ] + z ¨ + z   پٍ :in
ع ʿ § § § §   پُ u
غ ġ alt w + g alt w + g ] + g ¨ + g   پٌ :un