Arabic is one of the fastest-growing languages on the Internet. Yet there’s still room for improvement — despite the millions of Arabic speakers around the world, only around 3% of all Internet content is in Arabic.
To bridge this gap, Google and a host of other companies and organisations have teamed up to launch Arabic Web Days, a month-long (from November 20 to December 20) initiative to promote Arabic-language content on the web.
Among the other partners and supporters of Arabic Web Days are Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, Al-Arabiya, the Qatar Computing Research Institute and the Egyptian Ministry of Education.
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Arabic Web Days will feature events both offline — including lectures, meetups and training courses in Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and the UAE — and of course online, such as hangouts on Google+ for tips on creating Arabic web content.
In this promotional video, some notable Arabs explain why “it’s better in Arabic” (Understandably, the video is in Arabic only.)