Quoting Roozbeh Pournader <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > Umm..., because they connect the Alef to the Lam at the top and cut the > Feh short? I have never seen it like that in a numbered list.
To save time, I just asked Mamoun Sakkal. Here's what he says on the matter: ---- Hi Connie, You are right this type of connection between Alif and Lam is not new. It has been in use for many centuries and happens in calligraphic compositions rather than everyday writing. It happens in many styles but most in Thuluth and Diwani.... See an example of my work at http://www.sakkal.com/1000_club/ and click on Stage Banner where the same connection is used in the last word of the composition. See sketch 3.6 at http://www.sakkal.com/Graphics/Calligraphy/commissions/saudi/sketch03.html The same type of connection is used in other works such as http://www.sakkal.com/Graphics/logos/multaqa http://www.sakkal.com/Graphics/Calligraphy/commissions/farzat/book_titles.html but here the Alif is modified to connect to the Lam while the Lam remains vertical without bend. Hope this helps. Mamoun ---- _______________________________________________ PersianComputing mailing list PersianComputing@lists.sharif.edu http://lists.sharif.edu/mailman/listinfo/persiancomputing