consensus Call: TATWEEL

Vint Cerf vint at
Sun Mar 29 16:45:11 CEST 2009


Your persistent comments deprecating the legitimacy of the work of  
IDNABIS have reached the limit of my patience as chairman.
I am requesting that your access to this working group be removed.


please filter any further comments from Mr. Morfin from this working  

vint cerf

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On Mar 29, 2009, at 10:32 AM, JFC Morfin wrote:

> At 10:12 29/03/2009, Martin J. Dürst wrote:
>> The more I think about it, the more I actually get the impression  
>> that
>> the Tatweel is very much linked to horizontal/linear Arabic  
>> rendering,
>> and not of much use if any for falling or other higher-level kinds
>> of renderings. Even for horizontal rendering, the Tatweel is nothing
>> more than a crude clutch, as Ken already said.
> Martin,
> what people are trying to understand is what legitimacy have your
> impression of crude clutch to decide about foreign scripts, languages
> and cultures? It is the same as if the French Parliament decided that
> every American landing in Paris was forbiden to wear a shirt because
> they were under the impression that Americans wore T-Shirts instead.
> jfc
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