The first person to introduce the Arabic language to the computer has died

The death of prominent Kuwaiti businessman Mohammed Al-Sharekh, founder of Sakhr Computer Software Company, who was credited with introducing the Arabic language to computer systems, was announced in Kuwait on Wednesday.

The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas said that Al-Sharekh, founder and chairman of the “Sakhr” computer software company, which was founded in 1982, died at the age of 82.

Al-Sharekh worked as Deputy Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Development, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Washington.

Al-Sharekh, who obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Cairo University in 1965, founded the International Electronics Company in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, where Sakhr Company was a subsidiary.

The Sakhr computer, which is a joint project between the International Electronics Company and the Japanese company Yamaha, is one of the first computers to use the Arabic language, and it later worked on developing the automatic reader, automatic translation, and automatic pronunciation, according to the Arab Technical News Portal website.

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