An excerpt from ArabCrunch about Maren.
This is a really cool tool that allows you to type arabic without requiring an arabic keyboard. Download and install it today!
Microsoft today launched Maren a native windows transliteration that works in all most all windows application without a need for an internet connection.
As we have mentioned in past blog posts, Arabizi which is writing Arabic in Latin characters is popular especially among the young generation in the Arab world, let alone Arabs who reside in the west and do not have any Arabic keyboard. There has been some online application that deals with this problem. But Yamli was the pioneer in making it a business, it has an online editor, API, innovative search that is built on top of the concept and a Firefox toolbar which now is updated to version 1.0. Google followed yamli’s steps and came up with Ta3reeb an online Arabic Transliteration editor and now with an API . Onkoosh on the other hand provides it via its search engine only.