With the increasing use of the Syriac language on social networking sites, and in a step that will support and spread the Syriac language around the world, Apple announces the inclusion of the Syriac language in the list of languages on its devices in the fifteenth and latest version of its operating system. Apple saw the need to include the Syriac language, reflecting the increasing demand from users and their increasing need to use the Syriac language in research, correspondence, conversations, and dictionaries.
Jalinos Eissa, official of the Zalin(Qamishli)-based Olaf Taw Association specializing in teaching the Syriac language, stated that the courses and conferences held by his organization are currently mostly conducted through social networking sites, which is why adding Syriac language to the operating system of Apple is crucial for the work of Olaf Taw, especially since the language is already included in other operating systems such as Windows and Android.
Eissa added that this move proves the growing worldwide interest in the Syriac language, evidence of the spread of the Syriac (Chaldean-Aramean-Assyrian) people over all parts of the world, and their increasing interest in spreading and using their native Syriac language. Eissa indicated that this latest update will help reduce users’ download speeds for the language of erratic applications and websites, both inside and outside Syria.
Below some Twitter reactions to the inclusion of Syriac language by Apple:
ܐܸܕܝܘܼܡ ܗܹܝܠܵܗ̇ ܝܵܘܡܵܐ ܕܦܠܵܛܵܐ ܕܟܝܼܒܘܿܪܕ (ܠܘܼܚܵܐ ܕܐܬ̈ܘܵܬܹܐ) ܕܣܘܼܪܹܬ ܠiOS15. ܐܸܢ ܟܡܨܝܼܬܘܼܢ ܫܵܩܠܝܼܬܘܼܢ ܐܵܗܵܐ ܚܵܕ݇ܬܵܐ OS، ܓ̰ܵܪܸܒܘܼܢ ܘܟܬܒ݂ܘܼܢ ܒܕܵܐܵܗܵܐ ܠܘܼܚܐ.
— ܣܪܓܝܤ (@sggyggy) September 20, 2021
Apple ha incluido el idioma siríaco en la última actualización de su sistema operativo en el teclado del teléfono 👏 ܝܳܗܳܝ ܝܳܗܳܝ ܝܳܗܳܝ 🥳 pic.twitter.com/epxh9hZRRu
— Maronitas (@maronitas_es) September 24, 2021
finally our native language ✔️
— Markus🇨🇭 (@arameangold) September 22, 2021
#Assyrian #Syriac is now on iPhone’s Keyboard thx to the young Assyrian Sargis Yonan who made it available on #Apple’s latest update #iOS15
اللغة الآشورية (السريانية) الآن على لوحة مفاتيح iPhone بفضل الشاب الآشوري سارجيس يونان الذي جعله متاحًا في آخر تحديث iOS15 من Apple#Etuti pic.twitter.com/klgFG4uuKD
— Etuti (@etuti_institute) September 22, 2021