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Re: [OT] Square Root (was Re: fribidi + joining/shaping)
- To: developer at arabeyes dot org
- Subject: Re: [OT] Square Root (was Re: fribidi + joining/shaping)
- From: "Youcef Rabah Rahal" <yrrahal42 at hotmail dot com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 00:02:55 +0100
Check this link http://www.roma.unisa.edu.au/07305/symbols.htm#Radical .This
is the one I could find by now. It says however that the arabic "Jidhr" sign
didn't influence the europeans. But it shows at least that I am not crazy !
(it is the website of an australian university).
I can give you also the reference of this book (in french, sorry):
http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/2020395495/171-0006224-1764278 .It is
written by a serious person that works in Orsay university in "Paris" on the
history of science (in europe ;)). There you can find arabic original texts
written in north africa long before the europeans started to use the radical
Europeans stated for centuries that the arabs were only a link between
greece and the modern civilization and tried to occult their contribution.
Now the europeans themselves (based on manuscripts) recognize that the arabs
did a considerable work in maths, physics, chemistry, medecine etc... and
recognize the past occultation.
Now, did the arabs or the europeans invent the radical sign ? I think that
it has no influence on how to solve the actual issues
of Unicode and so on ;) I wanted only to show that this is neither a Myth
nor a lie.
PS: I apologize for opening this parenthesis (which i close definetely) on
the developer list.
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