From: Khaled Hosny (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Aug 19 2009 - 01:01:52 CDT
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 03:13:01PM -0700, Roozbeh Pournader wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-08-18 at 17:00 -0400, Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
> > See also: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/arabetics/mutamathil/ and related
> > fonts by the same manufacturer. The plan here is to devise an Arabic
> > font that remains legible (with only some retraining) with no shaping,
> That is exactly taking the tricks that was used for glyph unifications
> in older Arabic character sets to the next level.
Such attempts can be traced to early 20th century, when Arabic metal
typesetting were a expensive and time consuming process,  provides a
good summary of it,  discusses the design details of three proposals.
However, drastic simplifications never gained mainstream acceptance.
-- Khaled Hosny Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team Free font developer
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