From: Raymond Mercier (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Mar 07 2010 - 05:16:47 CST
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Prilop" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: Arabic aleph representation of glyphs
I commented earlier on the display of Arabic medial forms in this page od
to say that most (but not quite all) of them are defective.
Andreas Prilop replied
>>How a particular glyph looks like, depends solely on *your* typeface
>>and has nothing to do with my webpage. Capisce?
Now that really won't do ! Whatever typeface is used, and whatever browser I
try, the medial forms on this page fail to display. If anyone does see these
correctly I would be delighted if they would post an image to show that for
them at least the medials display correctly.
I have put together a list of the correct initial, medial, and final forms,
attached here in three formats, unicode text, rich text and pdf.
From Prilop's webpage I show a line of the source, source.jpg (attached). It
is clear that the zwj (U+200D) has been placed before, after, and both
before and after the Arabic letter so as to produce the three forms. That
looks correct, so why does it not display ? I really don't know. I would
however suggest that a pdf would be the sensible format, given the vagaries
I am also unable to get the correct display in Word: if I open my correct
lists in Word the medials again fail.
In order to construct my lists I worked directly in a byte editor (Hex
Workshop) since I found it so difficult otherwise to place the zwj in the
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