RE: It is easy to predict the past.

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 15:16:57 CDT

  • Next message: Mete Kural: "Re: It is easy to predict the past."

    But for a case like this, it is not at all difficult to convert the Tamil string into a bitmap, colour the parts that you want, and insert that into a slide.


    From: [] On Behalf Of Patrick Andries
    Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 12:11 PM
    Cc: Chris Jacobs;
    Subject: Re: It is easy to predict the past.

    Mete Kural a écrit :
    Let me predict that someone will want so badly to color the alif portion of
    a lam-alif ligature that he makes a gif of what that ligature would look
    like and posts it here.

    Yup, you're right. We have some special needs to color parts of an Arabic word in a different color.
    This is obvious but different from colouring the parts of a ligature.

    For obvious need for separate letters, an image from a tutorial I gave last week in Beirut:

    For the next one, I explicitly did not want to colour the two parts of the lam-alif ligatures but I could not colour the two parts of the split Tamil vowel which I would have loved being able to do (in PowerPoint):

    P. A.

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