Re: Help: Arabic fonts for Turklangs
|Date:||Monday, February 7, 2005, 22:23|
> > ----------
> > Tim May wrote:
> > > If it's simply a matter of being able to display Arabic script with
> > > the extended characters used in those languages, that's easily done.
> > > You just need a Unicode font that supports those characters in the
> > > Arabic range.
> > As you see, it's not so easy. One needs fonts that would make ligatures
> > correctly.
> A good point. I should make it clear that by "supports" I include
> having the necessary OpenType tables for the rendering of ligatures*.
> And even given that, a successful outcome is contingent upon the
> presence of suitable complex text rendering architecture on your
> * Or equivalent - I forget what the Apple technology is called, for
As a side note, as I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, Alan Wood's
site is invaluable for lists of fonts for every Unicode range. Here's
the Arabic one.