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I saw this Typing in Hebrew with Lubuntu on

I need to know what the Arabic language keyboard code?

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The Arabic language keyboard code is ar

To add the Arabic support

Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below.

setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,ar
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I thought it should be ara, no? – Sneetsher Mar 25 '14 at 18:55
The display name is ara, but the actual code is ar. – Mitch Mar 25 '14 at 19:56
Both work, but all resource I found mention ara for Arabic. May be ara is a legacy/old code. . Thank you – Sneetsher Mar 25 '14 at 21:06
The above is not permanent, i have to reenter the above command when i restart ubuntu – Ibn Saeed Aug 2 '14 at 9:23
@IbnSaeed What flavor/release of Ubuntu are you using? – Mitch Aug 2 '14 at 10:17

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