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Arabic Transliteration

(Last update: June 8, 2016)

I like the DIN 32635 standard. It has one character per Arabic letter (so, no weird double double consonants for  šaddah) and it’s used in European academic publications.  A PDF with the full standard can be downloaded here.

Most letters use normal unaccented characters, but there are a few that are tricky to enter in a relatively normal Western computer setup.   Continue reading Arabic Transliteration

Shell One-Liners

Here are some of my favorites Linux shell one-liners.  These should work with bash.

Find out which shell are you using

echo $SHELL

Change the permission of all files (or some files) in a directory tree

Change to the desired directory first and change 0644 to whatever mode you want.
This one changes all files, and excludes all directories:

find -type f -exec chmod 0644 {} \;