Re: Arabic aleph representation of glyphs

From: Raymond Mercier (
Date: Sun Mar 07 2010 - 12:46:18 CST

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    > This is because the font you are using is a simplified (I say ugly) font
    > where initial and medial forms of most letters look the same.
    > Regards,
    > Khaled

    Whether the font is fine or ugly is really beside the point. In any Unicode
    Arabic font the required component forms (isolated,initial, medial, final)
    have to be available in the font so that the shaping engine can select what
    it needs to write smoothly cursive script. In the list we are talking about
    the separate forms are isolated by the trick of placing next to the
    character the ZeroWidthJoiner (U+200D). It is this trick which has failed
    when Prilop's webpage is displayed in IE and other Windows based browsers.
    Please see

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