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Welcome to OrthodoxWiki!

Hello, Habib, and welcome to OrthodoxWiki!

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Articles in Arabic

Greetings Habib! Good to have you here. We're not really setup to offer articles in other languages on the wiki at this point, although I would hope to have an Arabic-language site similar to the Bulgarian-language site we now offer. (See OrthodoxWiki:Localization for details.) In the meantime, I suggest you post the articles off of your user page in anticipation of that time. I'll put a sample link in so you can see how it would work. Yours in Christ, — FrJohn (talk)

P.S. I'm not sure how right-to-left writing works with MediaWiki -- should be the same as on Wikipedia, I'll have to look into it. You should simply be able to write in unicode though. I'm not very familiar with this, but we could definitely make it work with some practice, I think.

More information at meta:RTL. I could put in a CSS style that aligns text to the right, but this isn't ideal. A temporary solution might be to paste the (UTF-8) text in from another editor. Do you have any ideas? How do things work on http://ar.wikipedia.org?
Hi, You can send me a private email through this link: Special:Emailuser/FrJohn or at the email address on my user page. God bless, — FrJohn (talk)
Just a short note to confirm that the Arabic text displays well and is properly aligned/flowing from right to left. Yours in Christ, --Arbible 03:02, October 19, 2006 (CDT)
Arbible, glad to hear that. Habib - thanks for the introduction - I'll get back to you more today. Just a note that Dn. Andrew prob. deleted your articles since they were on the main wiki, where we don't really support other languages. The proper place for now is on your user page. I've asked Arbible, who speaks Arabic and has been active here for a long time for help organizing these articles for inclusion in a future Arabic-language version of OrthodoxWiki. This is an exciting thing for me! God bless you, — FrJohn (talk)

Copyright, etc.

Hi Habib,

Please add appropriate copyright tags to the images you uploaded. We need to be careful about copyright here, citing sources appropriately and tagging content with the appropriate copyright template. Please check out some of the links above (in the Welcome message) which can help you get a feel for some of this. Also, check out OrthodoxWiki:Localization/Arabic. — FrJohn (talk)

Re: Hello

Dear Habib,

Thanks for your message. Yes, you may communicate with me in Arabic. مرحبا

Yours in Christ, --Arbible 03:57, October 20, 2006 (CDT)

Re: مرحبا

اخي المحبوب �?ي الرب حبيب

بعد ان يتكون لدينا مجموعة معقولة من المقالات على ص�?حتك وينضم اليك محرر او اكثر لهم ن�?س همتك �?ي كتابة مقالات جديدة يمكننا بدء موقع من�?صل للعربية عن طريق �?ازر جون User:FrJohn

سيستلزم هذا ايضا ترجمة كل سياسات الويكي الانجليزية والتمبليتس الاساسية الى العربية http://orthodoxwiki.org/OrthodoxWiki:Community_Portal#Community_Policies_.26_Guidelines

تحظر اورثوذكس ويكي نقل المقالات او اجزاء منها كما هي او الصور من مصادر اخرى بدون اذن مؤل�?يها الكتابي الصريح--الا اذا كان المصدر يذكر صراحة انه بابليك دومين �?�?ي تلك الحالة يذكر المصدر ولايستلزم الحصول على اذن http://orthodoxwiki.org/OrthodoxWiki:Style_Manual#Copyrighted_Material

يجب الالتزام بنظرة اورثوذكس ويكي الخلقيدونية الموضوعية المحايدة بدون تجريح لاحد http://orthodoxwiki.org/OrthodoxWiki:Style_Manual_%28Point_of_View%29

الرب يبارك عملك لمجد اسمه القدوس

--Arbible 04:53, October 22, 2006 (CDT)

New Arabic OrthodoxWiki http://ar.orthodoxwiki.org/الص�?حة_الرئيسية

Dear Habib,

Fr John has kindly setup http://ar.orthodoxwiki.org

I have moved one of your articles to test the new Arabic wiki using Arabic article titles:

المجامع المسكونية السبعة

http://ar.orthodoxwiki.org/المجامع_المسكونية_السبعة

You and your friends can start creating new articles there right now. Your OrthodoxWiki username and password will work there too. As mentioned in my previous reply, OrthodoxWiki policies will also have to be translated at some point (perhaps using the Arabic Wikipedia policies as a base for our translation, adding to them the OrthodoxWiki-specific bits and removing any irrelevant bits), before we can officially launch the new Arabic wiki.

Apologies for writing this in English. I don't have an Arabic keyboard here, and using an onscreen keyboard like the one that ships with Windows or this one is very tedious and slow.

Yours, --Arbible 11:25, November 1, 2006 (PST)

RE: سلام

سنبدأ بك!

فقال لهم ان الحصاد كثير ولكن الفعلة قليلون. فاطلبوا من رب الحصاد ان يرسل فعلة الى حصاده. لوقا 10:2

الرب يبارك حياتك وعملك

--Arbible 01:42, November 7, 2006 (PST)

Very nice!

Just a note to say "Good work!" Habib. It's nice to see ar.orthodoxwiki coming along. — FrJohn (talk)

Your deleted image(s)

Hello! One or more images which you uploaded has been deleted in according with OrthodoxWiki policy, most likely because you did not provide an appropriate tag for it.

If you feel that this deletion was in error, you may upload the image again, giving it the appropriate tag indicating that the image is legal for OrthodoxWiki to use.

To check which images may have been deleted, take a look at your upload log and look for red links.

Thank you for your contributions! —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 12:02, March 16, 2007 (PDT)

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