Re: handwritten Arabic [was: arabic number in bidi algorithm]

From: Juliusz Chroboczek (
Date: Thu Oct 28 1999 - 18:07:31 EDT

Mark Leisher <>:

ML> A brief verbal survey of native Arabic and Persian co-workers says
ML> they all write most significant digit first in handwriting.

And what about the dots in words with more than one? In which order
do they write them? Do they go back to the beginning of the word (R)
and write them R2L, or do they put them on backwards? Same question
about short vowels (assuming they are ever used in hand writing).


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