Arabic Documentation Standards

Author: Mohammed Elzubeir

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This document will hopefully set some standards for those involved in Arabic technical documentation and translation.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Acknowledgments
2. The Problems
2.1. Difference Between MA and RA
2.2. Word-for-Word in Computer Software
2.3. Merging Spoken and Written Arabic
3. Standards
3.1. The Balance of SA and RA
3.2. The Use of Harakat (Ligatures)
3.3. Verb Forms
3.4. Foreign City and Person Names
3.5. Borrowing Latin Words
3.6. Interchangeable Terms
3.7. Abbreviations and Acronyms