RE: Arabic shaping behavior questions

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2000 - 16:48:49 EDT

On Wed, 9 Aug 2000 wrote:

> ((( Personally, I think that this makes little sense. There is an even more
> "minimal" shaping, that uses a single glyph for class "R" characters and 2
> glyphs for most class "D" characters. Such an approach is used in the
> Iranian standard charset, in some old DOS Arabic code pages, and in many
> "font encodings". )))

That's not the Iranian standard; the Iranian standard uses one character
per letter. BTW, what you're talking about, is Iran System, the most
widely used charset in Iran. It's somehow like KOI things is Russia,
widely used but not standardized.

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