How are names handled, such as Arabic ?

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Starting to add my wife's family history. There are multiple "angicized" versions of the family name going back at least 60 yrs in US, Has anyone found an effective way to record an original version of a non-english name? Does wikitree support non-english text in, at least, bio section? Or do I need to handle this as a photo( I can use an Arabic word processor and then screen capture)

Addendum: I just came across a related question "Muslim conventions".

There is actually Arabic text embedded in the question. I never dreamed the text could be handled in this wiki. Of course, Arab does not = Muslim.  Wife's family is Lebanese Christian., but at least now I know the wiki can handle non-roman characters.

Any experiences to be shared on this topic?

in Genealogy Help by Greg Bailey G2G2 (2.1k points)
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I have family that came over from Armenia/Turkey that used the Armenian alphabet and I have made their profiles using the Armenian alphabet that they used, I just included a note on the profile explaining what the english translation is. For example my great grandfather:

  • Պաղտասար Պօզօեան is Armenian for Baghdasar Bozoian.

Wiki is set up to handle most other alphabets no problem. 

by Anonymous Anonymous G2G6 Mach 1 (16.2k points)

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