Re: in the NEW YORK TIMES today, report of a USA patent for a method to make the Arabic language easier to read/write/typeset

From: Frank Yung-Fong Tang (
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 14:15:49 EST

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    It seems not a very new idea. Similar idea have been used in Chinese 40
    years ago and create the differences between Simplifed Chinese And
    Traditional Chinese.

    Michael Everson wrote on 3/15/2004, 12:40 PM:

    > In the NEW YORK TIMES today
    > comes a report of a USA patent for a new version of written Arabic
    > letters, designed to make them easier to read/write/typeset without
    > making them too different from traditional Arabic script:
    > -

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