Re: Greek characters in IPA usage

From: Khaled Hosny (
Date: Wed Aug 19 2009 - 01:01:52 CDT

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    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: 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, [1] provides a
    good summary of it, [2] discusses the design details of three proposals.
    However, drastic simplifications never gained mainstream acceptance.



     Khaled Hosny
     Arabic localiser and member of team
     Free font developer

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