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Re: [css-text] I18N-ISSUE-331: No kashida style or relationship to styles 'distribute' and 'inter-word'

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:13:34 +0100
Message-ID: <535A97BE.6070809@w3.org>
To: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>, "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
CC: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
On 23/04/2014 13:55, James Clark wrote:
> This is the most useful reference in English on Arabic text
> justification that I have come across:
> http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb27-2/tb87benatia.pdf

Fwiw, I also used to rely on that document for an understanding of the 
rules of justification in Arabic, however I've been chatting with Tom 
Milo (who developed Tasmeem and high end fonts and rendering for Arabic, 
and produces Koranic texts based on analysis of original documents), and 
he has some somewhat divergeant views on how justification should be 

I hope that we can get more involvement from Arabic experts to obtain 
some consensus on the situation (I proposed the idea of an Arabic Layout 
Requirements document on a trip to Oman this month).  I suspect that it 
will however take some time to reach that consensus, and I also suspect 
that our discussion will unfortunately need to wait until then for 

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