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Re: Justification (was Re: Unicode Font Maker)
- To: General Arabization Discussion <general at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: Justification (was Re: Unicode Font Maker)
- From: "Mete Kural" <metek at touchtonecorp dot com>
- Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 17:28:53 -0700
> I discovered that tatweels, which are generally undetectable by the
>eye, often prevent a new segment from matching an already translated
>segment, so I have to normalize the text before hitting the database.
>Eventually they will probably allow tatweels to be ignored in matching.
Use of the Tatweel codepoint in Arabic text is not a good idea for exactly the above reason and more. To keep a clean encoding you should keep it out of your text. Encoding tatweel in Arabic text in order to accomodate mediocre editors that can't do spacing right is not really a good idea.