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How to Read Urdu/Arabic Text Messages on Android Phones

A few days ago, I wrote about how you can type in Urdu on your Android phones. After that, a number of you have email/commented that even if you are able to type Urdu, you can’t read any Urdu incoming text messages.

A phone only supports Urdu language by default if you have bought a phone from any of Middle Eastern countries or directly from Pakistan. But now, you can read Urdu texts on any phone.

Mirsal is a free Android app that lets you create, forward and reply to text messages in Urdu, Arabic and Persian language.

RELATED: How to Type in Urdu on Android Phones

For all those who have problems in reading Urdu or Arabic font, can now use this free app to read and write. The app doesn’t have a good and intiutive UI, but it does the job well.


  • this is not the solution. i want to read urdu text like i can read on any symbian fone or Black Berry… sms is not a big deal.. if we can read urdu in emails it would be awesome.

  • great working…. i appriciate your work…
    Now i can read all my messages in Urdu. Do you have another software that help to read the urdu also from website, or facebook?
    thanks a lot.
    HTC sensation 4G

  • Dear,

    I hope that you can help me to translet Justice for all, all for justice to Urdu language in Arabic letter?
    I need this for the realisation of my work of art.

    With your translation I wil be hapy.

    Kind regards,

    Almir Dervisevic

  • am using sky vega 730s android phone … its a korean mobile and i cant read urdu text or posts or comments on facebook. ny help about it?

  • Hey!
    I Appriciate Your Work
    This App Only For Texts But I Want for all over system like Phonebook(contacts),Facebook Etc I am Sure You Will Solve This Soon