Simple guide

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mollana - the simple guide

just a simple guide for getting started with mollana ;)


setup

Download and install “mollana” for Windows


interface

consists of editor pane you type and edit text in it unicode view pane provides non-editable view of the translated unicode text


how it works

you type roman text (plain english alphabets, ASCII characters) in Editor pane which is converted using predefined mapping rules to urdu unicode text and gets displayed in Unicode View pane in realtime


why bother

For a large number of reasons. To enumerate a few...

  • You reuse your typing skills for roman text to type Urdu
  • No need worry about mixed LTR to RTL text editing nightmare
  • Ligature/Haraqat editing is simplified, as there is no overlap of characters as is in the displayed glyph

urdu script mapping

the mapping rules and design was mainly designed and insspired with reference to the book Urdu For All - An Introduction to Urdu Script by Roop Krishen Bhat


lessons

The following lessons will guide will you through the mapping rules between the roman characters and the corresponding Unicode Urdu characters with progressive approach every lesson building on the previous lesson