Bidebian

Bidebian

Bidebian was devised by Oussamah Erradi, who lives in France but has Moroccan connections. While studying in Morocco, Oussamah rediscovered the elegance of Arabic letters and amused himself by using them to write notes in French. He wasn't entirely satisfied with the results though, and eventually came up with Bidebian, a modified version of the Arabic alphabet.

Oussamah uses Bidebian to write notes in French to his wife, after whom he named this alphabet.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: right to left in horizontal lines
  • Letters change their shape depending on their position in a word
  • Used to write: French. Could also be used to write other European languages such as Italian or English

Bidebian alphabet

Sample text in Bidebian

Sample text in Bidebian

Transliteration

Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en dignité et en droits. Ils sont doués de raison et de conscience et doivent agir les uns envers les autres dans un esprit de fraternité

Translation

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 Bidebian, you can contact Oussamah Erradi at: Oussamah Erradi's email address

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