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Malay alphabet and characters

The Malay alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Latin scripts.


Malay grammar rules

Malay is an agglutinative language. New words are formed by three methods: attaching affixes onto a root word, formation of a compound word, or repetition of words or portions of words.

There is no grammatical gender. Number is not marked. Plurality can be expressed lexically by words such as ‘some’, or ‘all’, e.g., ‘some people’.

Malay formatting rules

Short date formatdd/MM/yyyy
e.g. 23/03/2016
Long date formatd MMMM yyyy
e.g. 23 Mac 2016

Malay capitalisation usage

Only the first letter in a sentence and proper nouns are capitalised. However, in some cases the first letter of each word is capitalised.

Solutions for Malay

Stepping Stone provides translation and localisation services for Malay