[XeTeX] xetex and the unicode bidirectional algorithm.
wujastyk at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 01:28:31 CET 2013
I'm sensing, I think, that you don't like that font, Khaled?
2013/12/5 Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>:
> >> > Please, please, please, never ever use GNU free font for Arabic; it is
> >> > the most hideous, crappy and useless un-Arabic font ever created, my
> >> > blood boils every time I see it in use.
> >> >
> >> Could you summarize what is wrong and report it?
> > All of it, the Arabic range is utter crap.
> >> Steve White will
> >> certainly fix it (unless it is better toreplace the whole Arabic
> >> block).
> > I did, and even offered to work on replacement, but the offer was turned
> > down.
> >> I see problems with dochachmee he, Urdu words as بھآرت and ؔٹھیک are
> >> not displayed properly.
> > There is no point in looking at the microlevel, the whole thing is
> > worthless garbage and should be tossed in the nearest trash bin. Whoever
> > designed it has absolutely no idea about Arabic and its design, I take
> > it personally and find this garbage an insult to the Arabic script. Show
> > a text typeset with it to an Urdu speaker and he is likely to vomit in
> > disgust.
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