Transliteration Guide

1. Inserting Unicode characters for Microsoft Windows 

To insert a Unicode character, type the character code, press ALT, and then press X. For example, to type a symbol (Ā), type 0100, press ALT, and then press X.

2. Inserting Unicode characters for Mac OS

To enable Unicode system, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources, click the plus button, and search for “hex”. Select Unicode Hex Input and click Add to make it a selectable keyboard. If you haven’t previously enabled another keyboard, adding Unicode Hex Input gives you a new menu bar icon — an American flag if you’re using a U.S. keyboard layout. Click it and choose Unicode Hex Input to enable the keyboard. Hold down the Option key and type in a four-character hexadecimal code for a character to insert it.

For example, to type a symbol (Ā), hold down Option key and type 0100.


AL-MAQĀṢID Journal mainly applies transliteration through this table:

Transliteration Guide

For more Unicode character codes, see Unicode character code charts by script.

Common words to be used in writing are:

Maqāṣid Sharī'ah (English writing)

Maqāṣid Syariah (Bahasa Malaysia)