Re: The New Alef

2005-02-25 Thread Connie Bobroff
Quoting Behdad Esfahbod [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

  http://bamdad.org/~roozbeh/alef.jpg
 
 Smart!  That can be useful in hex numbers written in Arabic
 script too.  Indeed they want it to look like one letter, and
 don't want the Alef to be read as 1.
 

Smart indeed!  Put this on the list of desired characters for fonts.
Suddenly I'm realizing how ugly my multiple choice tests are looking with the
Alef spelled out letter-by-letter when it could be this attractive, compact
design as one glyph, perhaps no larger than Beh, Jim, etc.

-Connie
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Re: The New Alef

2005-02-24 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, Roozbeh Pournader wrote:

 There has been a new Alef around for quite a while. For those who don't
 live in Iran or haven't seen it yet for any reasons, a photo is
 available at:

   http://bamdad.org/~roozbeh/alef.jpg

Smart!  That can be useful in hex numbers written in Arabic
script too.  Indeed they want it to look like one letter, and
don't want the Alef to be read as 1.

 It's used on car plates, but the exact usage is disputed among a few
 friends of mine.

What do you mean exactly?

 roozbeh

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Re: The New Alef

2005-02-23 Thread Connie Bobroff
Quoting Roozbeh Pournader [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

 There has been a new Alef around for quite a while. 

Why do you say new? Alef is always written out that way as in
numbered lists, 
1
2
3
alif
b
j
etc

-Connie
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Re: The New Alef

2005-02-23 Thread Roozbeh Pournader
On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 07:57 -0600, Connie Bobroff wrote:
 Quoting Roozbeh Pournader [EMAIL PROTECTED]:
 
  There has been a new Alef around for quite a while. 
 
 Why do you say new? Alef is always written out that way as in
 numbered lists, 

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.

roozbeh


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Re: The New Alef

2005-02-23 Thread Ali A. Khanban

Roozbeh Pournader wrote:
On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 07:57 -0600, Connie Bobroff wrote:
 

Quoting Roozbeh Pournader [EMAIL PROTECTED]:
   

There has been a new Alef around for quite a while. 
 

Why do you say new? Alef is always written out that way as in
numbered lists, 
   

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.
 

It just makes it more like one character, and it needs less space, 
especially on the car number plates.

Best
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