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Re: [css-text] I18N-ISSUE-333: 'letter-spacing' and Arabic

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:41:27 +0100
Message-ID: <53A9AA37.1080101@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@googlemail.com>
CC: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>, "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>, "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
On 24/06/2014 17:15, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 24/6/14 13:06, fantasai wrote:
>> On 05/30/2014 05:08 AM, Richard Ishida wrote:
>>> I found a couple of examples of widely stretched Arabic text
>>> that don't decompose the lam-meem ligature in a newspaper I had
>>> to hand. I've attached a picture of one.
>> Richard, that's a great example. Can you or Najib type it up for
>> me, please? (I don't recognize the fifth character from the left.)
>> Then I can turn it into an example in the spec.
>> ~fantasai
> That'd be the lam-meem ligature Richard mentioned. The text looks like
> it reads
> الإبداع المتجدد
> JK

I concur.  Here's a version with tatweels inserted.  You'll need to use 
a font that produces the lam-meem ligature (which should be easy to find).

الإبـــداع المتــجــدد

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