[NTG-context] Ajami script

Hans Hagen j.hagen at freedom.nl
Sun Jan 1 10:21:44 CET 2023

On 12/31/2022 3:06 PM, Henning Hraban Ramm via ntg-context wrote:
> I just read this:
> https://www.bu.edu/articles/2022/fallou-ngom-discovers-ajami-african-writing-system/
> And now I’d like to know if ConTeXt is capable of typesetting this 
> variant of Arabic. (Just out of curiosity, I can’t read any Arabic and 
> don’t know any African language.)
Afaiks that script has been known fro a while:


so when there are proper fonts, as:


it should be doable. The script is supported by unicode. I get the 
impression that the arabic scipt is mostly used getting the way the 
languages sounds on paper so vowels matter. There is mentioning of 
transliteration and so that might need some specific support. Nothing 
tex (context) can't do bnut only users and usage can prove that.


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