From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 03:54:09 CDT
At 23:47 -0700 2005-07-06, John Hudson wrote:
>Mete Kural made some reference to a scholarly need for generative
>marks in Arabic, though, and I agree with this. It seems to me that,
>entirely independently of the Arabic encoding used for typical
>language processing, it would be desirable to have in Unicode a set
>of dotless archigraphemes (to use Tom Milo's phrase) and appropriate
>generative marks to be able to encode the text of Arabic manuscripts
>in a way that accurately reflects the writing conventions of the
>script in the early period.
The former are already encoded, and it is likely that Tom Milo and I
will propose the latter. But if people keep talking about using those
for ordinary Arabic text, it's going to cause trouble.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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