Celebrating World Arabic Language Day: templates, tools and more!

Posted by Naomi Linford on December 14, 2021
Naomi Linford

World Arabic Language Day is just around the corner! To celebrate this important and historic language that's spoken by more than 400 million worldwide, we're sharing brand new templates and tools you can use to create animated videos in Arabic.

Read on to learn more 👇

What is World Arabic Language Day?UN Arabic Language Day.svg

As the name suggests, December 18th is a day to celebrate the beauty, cultural diversity and importance of the Arabic language. The date coincides with the day in 1973 that the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted Arabic as the sixth official language of the organization.

The theme for this year's day is “Arabic Language, a bridge between civilisations”. Which is a reminder of the important role Arabic plays in connecting people through culture, science, literature and more. The theme also highlights the history of Arabic which played a crucial role in creating and transmitting knowledge as well as improving dialogue and building peace.

Which is why we wanted to celebrate the day and provide resources you can use to get involved!

5 Fun facts about the Arabic language video template

To help mark the occasion we've created a brand new animated template. With 5 fun facts about the language it's both engaging and educational, providing a glimpse into some of the lesser known aspects of Arabic. 

To use this template and more, simply log into VideoScribe or start a free 7-day trial. You'll then see this template in our template library ✨

How to write in Arabic with VideoScribe

Now you're probably wondering how you can create your own animated videos in Arabic and other languages. With VideoScribe it's easy, we support text in lots of different languages including Arabic. Plus, as with all languages that read from right to left, VideoScribe adapts the direction of the drawing hand to suit Arabic. Meaning you have a perfect video in Arabic ready to share with your audiences!

Here's how it's done:

Step 1: Open your scribe or create a new one

First things first, you need to have VideoScribe open and ready. This could be open to an existing scribe file or a brand new video. 

P.S. If you're new to VideoScribe, you can try this out for free with a trial.

Step 2: Click to add text 

Next, click the text icon to open the text editor. Here you'll see the text options including font, colors, styles i.e. Bold, Italic etc. and alignment. 

Step 3: Choose an Arabic-supported font

Now, not all of our fonts will support each and every language due to the way they're designed. So to find the fonts that work well with Arabic, click the funnel icon and select your chosen language. This will then tailor the results in your font list. 

It's then just a case of picking the one that's right for you!

Step 4: Share your message!

Lastly, of course it's time to write your message, make any necessary adjustments to color, alignment and style and then click the check mark to add your text to the canvas. 

Just like that, you have a custom animation in Arabic 🙌

To create your own animated videos in Arabic, log into VideoScribe or start a free 7-day trial today 👇

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