4.0690 R: Arabic Word Processing (1/7)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sat, 3 Nov 90 12:07:21 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0690. Saturday, 3 Nov 1990.

Date: Friday, 2 Nov 1990 00:55:12 EST
From: "Patrick W. Conner" <U47C2@WVNVM>
Subject: 4.0677 Rs: Arabic Word Processing

I believe that an Arabic WP not only has to know when it's appropriate
to use initial, medial, and final forms, but that it must run right to
left for text and then run left to right for numerals. My impression
(& I'm probably wrong) is that that's exceedingly difficult to achieve
in the DOS environment, especially if you want both left-to-right and
right-to-left in the same line. Before you purchase anything, make
sure the software can control the machine you're using in that way.