Talal Abbas Marafie just filed a patent application to verify accuracy of the Arabic document including copies of the Muslim holy book, Quran.
The Arabic language with a lot of symbols is way different than English and other languages. Also, one writes it from right to left.
Due to its different nature and use of symbols, the chances of mistakes in Arabic language get increased. Further, according to the inventor, the location of certain diacritic marks and dots can change the meaning of a word and its interpretation.
The King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Quran is the largest printing plant that prints approximately 14 million copies of the Holy Quran – both in Arabic and other languages. Each Arabic copy is reviewed by three qualified editors to assure the accuracy of script. 1,000s of qualified editors proofread these printed copies for accuracy.
This manual work is time consuming and slow and, of course, prone to errors. The patent by Talal uses a digital master machine which includes a digital copy of an accurate version of the Holy Quran or other Arabic documents.
The printed version of the copy of Holy Quran will be compared to the digital version via a machine. If there is any slightest difference, the misprinted text gets highlighted in blue squares or dot. This text is then rewritten.