In the context of expanding accessibility to a broader audience, an electronic tool has been created to facilitate converting the Socotra language, initially written in Arabic letters, into Latin letters. This conversion empowers readers unfamiliar with Arabic script to engage with Soqotri texts in their native language using the Latin alphabet. The tool was crafted as part of the Socotra Folklore Protection Project, which aims to safeguard both the tangible and intangible Socotra heritage, ensuring the continuity of the Socotra language and its literary and artistic contributions.
Dr. Shaza Abdulaziz, a key contributor to the project, spearheaded the development of this tool. Dr. Abdulaziz’s involvement extends to reviewing texts and designing electronic tools to further advance the Soqotri language.