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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 at 18:55
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The display name is ara, but the actual code is ar. –  Mitch Mar 25 at 19:56
    
Both work, but all resource I found mention ara for Arabic. May be ara is a legacy/old code. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_639-3 . Thank you –  Sneetsher Mar 25 at 21:06
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