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Re: [minutes] Arabic layout telecon 2017-01-17

From: Behnam Esfahbod <behnam@behnam.es>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:40:10 -0800
Message-ID: <CANp6TtwjZv1vrHX=EE9XOcY7P3ErfuLpOwAOZGzkjcjNQkf_6g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny@eglug.org>
Cc: r12a <ishida@w3.org>, public-i18n-arabic@w3.org
Interesting point, Khaled. So, in those cases, we should expect "word
space" to be used for justification, if needed, right? Can find published
examples?

-b


On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:35 PM, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny@eglug.org>
wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 01:37:03PM +0100, r12a wrote:
> >    Mostafa: The whole idea seems strange to me. Because a main
> >    goal in justification is to keep the look of the lines similar.
> >    ... To avoid too much space or kashida in one place and less in
> >    other places.
> >    ... This suggestion is against that goal.
> >
> >    Najib: Generally, a quote from Quran is set in a different
> >    style that the rest of the text.
> >    ... And generally they don’t apply justification to that.
> >
> >    Behnam: What happens when a quote spans multiple lines,
> >    including lines that only include that Quran quote?
>
> I think it is worse noting that a very common way to typeset Quranic
> quotation among Arabic publisher is to use special applications that
> inserts the Quranic verses as inline images or special fonts when each
> word is a single glyph (usually done to replicate the calligraphic style
> of tubular Musahaf, or to overcome the difficulties of properly
> typesetting Quran). So I’d not read much in the lack of justification in
> some of these examples (threeKindJustify.jpg, for example, clearly uses
> one of these methods).
>
> Regards,
> Khaled
>
>


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