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    Need a translation

    Post by BOC on Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:21 am

    Hi guys,

    I need your help to translate this inscription, found in a tri-color desert vest (unidentified too), used by a Royal Marines in Afghanistan.




    Thank's by advance,
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    Re: Need a translation

    Post by Ewart on Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:11 pm

    I can't help with the translation, but is there any chance I can see the full vest.

    There was a few British made tri-colour PLCE items, I've seen the bergan in try-colour.
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    Re: Need a translation

    Post by bryanbg on Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:03 pm

    Appear to be Arabic numerals:



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    Re: Need a translation

    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:11 pm

    I don't know Pashto or Dari so this isn't very helpful but it might be better than nothing. To me it looks like "?/ک٣/ف?/ا٩" (I put question marks for characters I couldn't ID) which is a combination of numbers and letters. My guess is it's a unit marking (example: C/2/26). But again I don't know this language.
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    Post by bryanbg on Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:15 pm

    Bear in mind that Arabic is written and read from right to left, rather than left to right as we read in English and most other languages (other than oriental).

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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:40 pm

    bryanbg wrote:Bear in mind that Arabic is written and read from right to left, rather than left to right as we read in English and most other languages (other than oriental).

    I believe arabic numbers are read left to right, with a mix of letters and numbers i have no clue what to do.
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    Re: Need a translation

    Post by BOC on Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:44 am

    Hi guys,

    Thank's for your help ! It could be a "zap code" also ?

    To Ewart, I will share other picts of this vest closely. But in an other post in the british section of the forum Wink

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    Re: Need a translation

    Post by BM on Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:15 pm

    Clement,
     Here is the translation from my friend in Iraq.
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    Re: Need a translation

    Post by BOC on Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:32 am

    Hello Bob,

    Thank's for your help ! Does your friend able to say what people precisely write like this ? Afghan, Iraqi, kuwaiti or another ?

    Best regards,
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    Re: Need a translation

    Post by BM on Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:10 am

    BOC wrote:Hello Bob,

    Thank's for your help ! Does your friend able to say what people precisely write like this ? Afghan, Iraqi, kuwaiti or another ?

    Best regards,
    Clement

    Clement,
    My friend said this style of writing is used by all Arab Countries and most Muslim Countries.
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