Arabic OCR

Arabic Language

The Arabic language is spoken by hundreds of millions of people around the world and is considered to be the 5th most widely spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi and Spanish). It is also the official language of more than 20 countries including Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. The Arabic alphabet has 28 letters which are called "Alphabets" and each alphabet has certain number of sounds. The first alphabet has 3 sounds, while the last alphabet has a total of 4 distinct consonants. This gives an Arabic speaker a total of 30 sounds that he or she can produce with his or her mouth to make different words. The Arabic language is written from right to left which means that if you hold a piece of paper vertically you will notice that the lines start from the bottom-right corner and finish at the top-left corner.