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CHAT: The Arabic equivalent of "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"?

From:Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>
Date:Sunday, May 9, 2004, 15:56
I've mentioned quite a few times I'm trying to learn Arabic on my own. I
just designed myself a keyboard layout (based on a phonetic remapping of the
American 101-key QWERTY keyboard), using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.
I can also type Farsi with it.

So now I'm practicing typing things from verses in the Quran to news bits
from Al-Jazeera, since I type so much easier than I write (I cramp BADLY
when I write more than a few paragraphs). Which leads me to a question --

The famous phrase in the Subject: line above uses every letter in the
English alphabet, and there are other well-known sentences in other
languages. I found a German version online somewhere; that at least I can
remember? So is there any short Arabic sentence that uses all 28 letters (29
if one counts hamzah)? I'd also like to see Greek, Russian and Hebrew
sentences of that sort.

I'm going to try and study Hebrew and Maltese as well. Shukran!


Tim May <butsuri@...>
Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>