There are many versions of the Qur’an available on the internet, but wood s lot points out one in Unicode for those whose browsers support it. For those who find transliterated Arabic easier, the same site has this page as well.


  1. Great! I’ve been looking for a site like this for quite a while. Rather a strange transliteration system though, and boy does my browser’s Arabic look aweful!

  2. Hmm… the Arabic looked funny to me, too… I know next to nothing about Arabic, but it looks like all the letters are coming out in the “independent” form, rather than correctly being blended with the surrounding characters.
    But this is probably a problem on my end.
    Does it look right to you, Mr. Hat?

  3. Amazingly, I seem to be able to see it OK:
    ‏1:1 بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

  4. My problem varies by browser:
    MsIE, predictably enough, won’t display it at all (as I’m on a Mac)
    Safari shows all the letters in independant form, with the vowel marks being counted as separate letters.
    Netscape shows it perfectly, but the font is hideous.

  5. Being a connoisseur of the difficult, I’m using Mozilla under (RedHat 9) Linux. I’m having the same problems as Justin — the Unicode is there, but the font-shaping isn’t.
    There are really three levels to Unicode, as I understand it: the encoded text, the font-shaping software, and the fonts. If any of those three is lacking, one is left with a mishmash.
    Not quite as easy as it needs to be, yet.

  6. It looks good to me (Firefox on MacOS Tiger).

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