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Re: Justification (was Re: Unicode Font Maker)

>  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.


Mete Kural
Touchtone Corporation