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Programming in hieroglyphics using Haskell and Unicode. By Nadim Kobeissi.

A programming language that is based on Arabic instead of ASCII.

 قلب is a programming language exploring the role of human culture in coding. Code is written entirely in Arabic, highlighting cultural biases of computer science and challenging the assumptions we make about programming.

More at قلب – Ramsey Nasser and check the video.

These are the keyboard layouts of the APL programming language. It is symbolical rather than lexical, ie: instead of words, you use symbols.

Based on EBCDIC, APL had its own set of symbols which in the 1960s was tricky for many screens, printers and platforms to deal with. Nowadays Unicode mostly supports it.