About Project

Jawi Research Society in Japan (JRS-J)

Database of all articles of Qalam (1950-1969), a monthly magazine on Islam and Muslim peoples and cultures, written in the Malay language and the Jawi (Arabic) script

The digital archives of Qalam is constructed by collecting its whole volumes, digitalizing the contents, Romanizing the articles and developing a new searching system based on ontology for improving convenience for readers to access to the contents.

The project successfully produced 20 transliterators in Malaysia, who are literate in Jawi. These transliterators are being tasked to bridge the public with Jawi materials, via Jawi literacy training and re-publication of the Jawi materials in Romanized Malay.