[NTG-context] Ajami script
Henning Hraban Ramm
texml at fiee.net
Sun Jan 1 11:03:34 CET 2023
Am 01.01.23 um 10:21 schrieb Hans Hagen via ntg-context:
> On 12/31/2022 3:06 PM, Henning Hraban Ramm via ntg-context wrote:
>> I just read this:
>> 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:
I also thought I heard about it several years ago. The article makes it
sound like news, that might be the perspective of the US scholars or a
necessary means to get funded. But the oldest sources quoted in
Wikipedia are from 1971 and 1982.
> so when there are proper fonts, as:
I don’t dare to ask about the Husayni fonts... ;)
> 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 but only users and usage can prove that.
Thank you for your insights!
Of course it’s a matter of use(r)s.
All the best for a happy new year!
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