Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blogger in Arabic...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

I wanted to make a new post this morning after a couple of weeks of blogging silence and not really knowing what to blog about. Cold, wet weather in Saudi provided my topic but I couldn't work out how to make my new post. All the links on the Blogger page were in Arabic and none were taking me to where I wanted to be to make my new post. Aaargh!

Eventually I clicked on the little orange and white 'B' logo which took me to yet more Arabic but I noticed a pull down menu of 'lughaa'... languages, alhamdu Lillah and was able to switch back to English.

So the news on the Blogger page is that 3 new languages have now been added: Arabic, Persian and Hebrew. Just my bad luck that living in Saudi made the default for me Arabic and 7am was too early in the morning for working out how to get back into English!

7 comments:

umm HAY said...

Assalaamu Alaykum,

Nice to see your blog up ma sha Allah. So this is where you've been!!! :)

I got the Arabic blogger a few days ago too and thought, "eh?" Then I found that "lugha" button!

Looking forward to more of your blog!

Umm Ibrahim said...

LOL sis. I have been busy, still am really so am needing to limit time on the ol' www. Don't know why I didn't get onto the blogging bandwagon sooner though; it is kinda fun! :-)

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

aslamu alakum sister
so this is where you hang out in your spare time lol, nice to see you here i have only just started blogging myself and it is kinda fun chat soon,

ammena said...

hehe, I was going to check out the new arabic layout but then I chickened out... what if I couldnt get back?!! Glad to see you started the blog sis.. although you didnt tell me :( take care. miss you

Umm Ibrahim said...

Assalaamu alaikum, Ah but I did tell you sis Ammena but in a round about way... by commenting on your blog! ;)

ammena said...

that doesnt count!

Susie of Arabia said...

I have had the same problem! My toolbar is still in Arabic, but I have learned how to work just by clicking on each topic and seeing what pops up. It is frustrating though - I have read that other blogs have switched into Japanese or French, so i think it is a Google problem. I am adding a link to your blog on mine so we can be blogging buddies.
http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/