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A Pastebin for Arabic Content on the Web

Written by Rayna St. On 3 December 2013 @ 9:52 am | 1 Comment

In Arabic, Citizen Media, Egypt, Ideas, Language, Media & Journalism, Middle East & North Africa, Quick Reads, Technology

“Arabic is the seventh most spoken language by Internet users but only three per cent of digital content on the web comprises of Arabic material,” estimate [1] experts. Among the most frequent web usages is sharing text, through Pastebin and similar services. Yet these do not properly support Arabic text. Developed by Egyptian Mostafa Hussein (@moftasa [2]), Nota [3] aims at bridging this gap:

Nota has a single purpose and that is to help people share any amount of Arabic text quickly and easily. Text is presented in a clear, distraction free and beautiful way and is highly accessible. There is no need to sign up or register. It will also remain ad free, free of charge and open source.

Nota's source code is on GitHub [4].


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[1] estimate: http://www.theedge.me/bridging-the-arabic-language-gap-on-the-web/

[2] @moftasa: https://twitter.com/moftasa

[3] Nota: http://nota.cc

[4] GitHub: https://github.com/moftasa/nota

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