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

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Thu Oct 28 1999 - 19:04:10 EDT

On Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:

> 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).

In both these, there are different approaches. We sometimes go from start
to end, sometimes from end to start. Sometimes even we write them in mixed
order (about both short vowels and dots).

I should tell something about short vowels. These days (I am talking about
the last decade) there is a short vowel that some writers never omit. If
the final sound of a Persian word is a "Kasrah", some Persian writers
including myself never omit it. It's a new tradition!!!


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