From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 17:47:03 CDT
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Behalf Of Mete Kural
> Lam_Alef is not a letter, it is rather two letters, lam and alef.
> Similarly fi ligature does not represent a letter, it is two letters,
> and i. Let's say I'm writing an Arabic educational book and writing a
> paragraph where I highlight the root letters of words with red. If I
> highlight the root letters in the word al-akl (the food). I highlight
> second alef, kaf, and lam as the root letters of the word. Am I
> letterform here? I am studying the morphology of the word al-akl. I am
> trying to put Unicode into application by demonstrating morphology of
> words in teaching Arabic. I think this is a justifiable need. This has
> nothing to do with letterform.
I understand the need you describe. As I said before, I think an
application would need to do this kind of thing, not a shaping engine
like Uniscribe or Pango.
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