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From: Doug McCrae <ddmccrae@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 10:43:50 +0000 (GMT)
Message-ID: <20030131104350.43857.qmail@web14402.mail.yahoo.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

I'm working on accessibility for the Glasgow university adult education department, aiming for double-A conformance. A couple of pages - www.gla.ac.uk/adulteducation/courses/languages/arabic1.html and www.gla.ac.uk/adulteducation/courses/languages/arabic2.html - contain arabic writing, currently within a gif. I understand that this should be changed to text, but I don't know how to represent arabic characters.

My limited reading of the subject so far suggests arabic might be particularly difficult to textify, and that the end user would require special software. Is this correct? If a text version is not possible, what would be the appropriate alt?


Doug




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