Re: Arabic letters separated by markup

From: David Starner (
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 16:39:39 CDT

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    On 6/14/05, Gregg Reynolds <> wrote:
    > Peter Constable wrote:

    > > Think about it: why does someone want to colour part of a ligature
    > > differently than the remainder of the ligature? Probably because they
    > > are discussing something to do with the letterform itself. There's just
    > > as much likelihood, I think, of someone talking about the cross-bar of a
    > > t, etc.
    > Now why would you take your own inability to imagine something as
    > evidence that there is nothing to be imagined? Tsk. To anybody who
    > knows Arabic the usefulness of such coloring is quite obvious; M.
    > Kural's response is correct. I've seen elementary school texts that use
    > such coloring.

    The point is, they do so in talking about the letterform itself. I'm
    sure there are elementary school texts that color the cross-bar of the
    t or the dot of the i, too.

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