Re: OT: Haikus for Unicode-Haters

From: Shlomi Tal (
Date: Sun Feb 02 2003 - 11:36:14 EST

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    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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