As a non-Arab, I find the the default Arabic keyboard available through Windows to be a real pain. Since I was used to the QWERTY keyboard, I wanted an Arabic keyboard that had a similar layout as the QWERTY keyboard (e.g. the ‘س’ should be naturally placed in the ‘s’ key) so I can easily type Arabic.
Alhamdulillah, I found a very cool keyboard that fits the bill. Click here to download. Installation is very simple: just unzip and run the fbarab file. Check out the layout, its very easy and natural to use:
To type Allah, press: a l l o ==> الله.
To type Dictionary (qamoos), press: q a m u s ==> قاموس
Here is the documentation for the keyboard.