Apple launched a new version of its Apple.com website, Arab. The language spoken by 270 million people worldwide is entering the Apple online store for the first time, and comes with a new font to read of course from right to left.
The new website in Arabic can be accessed from the UAE version of Apple.com, although most of Apple’s own links still point to the English version of the UAE site, which has been used so far on this site. market.
If Apple has not yet made an official announcement on the new site, comments on Twitter designate Tarek Atrissi Design as the designer of the new Arabic font used on Apple.com. Here is an overview of this font:
Last year, Apple added full support for iOS 9 right-to-left languages in iOS 9, making it easier for application developers to add Arabic language support to their user interface. other languages with similar reading.
Then, the Cupertino company added support for Arabic by Siri late last year. All of this was done on the sidelines of a notable expansion of Apple’s physical stores in the UAE market. It now remains to update the Apple Store application to add support for Arabic.