Re: Urdu Unicode website [Was: Novice question]

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 14:04:00 EST

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    On 24/03/2004 10:14, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > ...
    >>My understanding is that Spanish Windows 2000 includes input methods for
    >>Arabic script.
    >And the French version of Office comes bundled with the full support for Arabic
    >(including proofing tools and extended document layout management). My retail
    >French version of Windows XP also has this support on the CDROM.
    >Support for arabic is simply popular for users of French versions of Office and
    >Windows, notably because these versions are also distributed in North Africa
    >where both languages have official status and are widely used, but also because
    >there's a large enough population in France working with Arabic as their native

    But none of this is any help for Urdu and Punjabi speakers, of whom
    there are a large number here in the UK as well as of course in
    Pakistan, India and Kashmir.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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