Main objectives: the project funded by Qatar National Research Fund seeks to create a dictionary of symbols based upon the Arabic language. The graphic symbol set will be released under Creative Commons licence and made available for commercial use to those developing literacy and communication solutions that can be applied to Arabic users. This three year project is approaching the end of the first year.
Relevance to ENTELIS: Arabic symbols will have the impact of reducing the cost of creating and maintaining solutions for Arabic speakers. Developed within the Gulf the symbols will provide a valuable resource throughout Europe with communities of Arabic Speakers.
New knowledge/experience provided: No symbol set for Arabic speakers has ever been developed from scratch within the Arabic community.