Enter the maze

The heart of an Arabic programming language

An arabesque star pattern

So far all computer languages have been written in English, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Computers don’t care. Computer scientist Ramsey Nasser has developed the first programming language that uses Arabic script. His computer language is called بلق . In English, it's pronounced "Qalb", after the Arabic word for heart. As long as a computer understands what to do with the instructions it's given, they can be in any form, from numbers to letters to images.