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Amazon Kindle in Arabic

Posted in Arabs and Arabic, People / organisations, Technology by Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli on October 18, 2008

My father just sent me these photographs which appeared in his Saturday article at Al-Waqt newspaper.

If you have not guessed yet, my father is as obsessed with the Kindle as I am. His only regret is that it does not handle Arabic text, much less have any participating Arabic language newspapers. Still, this has not stopped him from mocking up what he would want it to look like. It is worth downloading the PDF of the full-page article.

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  1. kindle info said, on October 18, 2008 at 10:33 am

    the kindle use e-ink so you can only see text or pictures in black and white. as far as i know there is only one company who is about to make a color ebook reader.

  2. […] DailyLit and a few words of wisdom from Henry Ford Posted in Books, Technology by Mohammad Al-Ubaydli on January 4th, 2009 I am always on the look-out for technologies that let me read more during the day. At medical school, e-books from Peanut Reader on my Palm meant I could read while waiting for clinics to start. When I could walk to work in the USA, audio books from Audible (fair DRM policies) and EMusic (unlocked MP3 files) meant I could listen to books easily. And while commuting to work on the metro in DC the Kindle was a beautiful solution (one that my father loves too, even though he pines for the Arabic version). […]

  3. Mohammed Al-Taee said, on August 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    So it doesn’t support Arabic interface or viewing Arabic e-books text?

  4. سامح said, on November 22, 2009 at 7:19 am

    هل يمكن استخدام هذا الجهاز في العالم العربي؟ أي هل يمكن تنزيل الكتب من شبكات المحمول في العالم العربي؟

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