The upper case Arabic alphabet "Bariz" has been created by Nabil Guerbi to make it possible to write Arabic with capital letters. Existing Arabic alphabet does not allow writing texts with detached letters and does not include capital letters. Bariz alphabet letters would increase Arabic text readability and would enhance the Arabic alphabet with a writing tool that can be used:
- To attract attention on important or special sections in a text (Emphasis)
- To distinguish between proper names and common names (Capitalization)
- To write full texts with detached letters.
Two variants are suggested for Bariz letter symbols: a doted variant (Bariz 1), which is closer to the Standard Arabic alphabet and a non-doted variant (Bariz 2) which removes unnecessary dots and incorporates some dots into the letter symbols.
- Type of system: abjad
- Direction of writing: right to left in horizontal lines
- Used to write: Arabic
Bariz 1 version
Bariz 2 version
Standard Arabic version
يولد جميع الناس أحراراً متساوين في الكرامة والحقوق. وقد وهبوا عقلاً وضميراً وعليهم ان يعامل بعضهم بعضاً بروح اﻹخاء.
(المادة 1 من الإعلان العالمي لحقوق الإنسان)
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards
one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
If you have any questions about upper case Arabic Bariz, you can contact Nabil at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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