Re: Japanese RTL (was RE: Mongolian (was RE: Syriac and Mongolian

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 15:35:39 EST

On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, John Cowan wrote:

> No, merely that they retain the writing direction which is most natural for
> inscriptions on stone, where the left hand holds the chisel and the
> right hand hammers leftward. I believe that stonecarvers even
> today carve texts RTL in all scripts.

I have not never heard about Arabic script being carved on stone. I think
Arabic is newer than that. Would you please tell me about any references
you may have to Arabic carvings?


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