From: Shlomi Tal (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Feb 02 2003 - 11:36:14 EST
You're right, but neither Monogolian nor Indic fits the 5-7-5 syllable
constraint of haiku. Ben-ga-li-Sha-ping maybe? :-)
But anyway, as I've been reading on Thomas Milo's (Decotype) paper on Arabic
recently refered to here, Arabic typography isn't so simple once you get out
of the simplified printing-Arabic paradigm.
I have been using Arabic on computers since 1993, on Accent Software's word
processor Dagesh (a multiscript word processor for Windows 3.x). The shaping
mechanism for Arabic hasn't changed since. And I read this implementation
goes back to the Apple Mac Arabic word processor "Al-Kaatib Ad-Dawli", in
the late 1980s.
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