Arabic: A Script and a Langauge (was Re: Persian developers (was Re: Detecting installed fonts in ...)

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Sat Jul 15 2000 - 23:37:59 EDT

From: "Munzir Taha" <>
> These so-called Arabic letters are no Arabic at all. I
> have no time to follow these errors and try to correct
> them, but hope one can do it.


These languages (Farsi, Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi, and others) do indeed use the
Arabic script, and since there are several Unicode subranges devoted to the
script, its fair to say that usually when someone is talking about Arabic
here they mean the script, not the language....

An exception would be in cases like this one, where a discussion moved over
into Arabic code pages like Windows-1256 and its limited support for a
non-Arabic-language Arabic-script, Farsi. :-)


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