CONNECTING ARABIC TO LATIN SCRIPT

Saad Abulhab's picture

To continue discussions started on the Atypi list recently.

hrant's picture

First, disconnect it -or keep it disconnected- from
affectations such as chirography and Modernism.

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Work towards symbiosis, not mutual parasitism.

hhp

Saad Abulhab's picture

Dear Hrant

I had to run to the dictionary (as usual) to help me understand you post :)

I thought I knew what "chirography" means after I was introduced to it (and Bouma) by you and John few years ago. After the past days of discussions on Atypi list, I am at lost. Please redefine it so I can connect (or disconnect) to it. While you are their can you explain "symbiosis" and "parasitism". I told you I am a simple guy :)

-Saad

Alessandro Segalini's picture

Mr. Saad Abulhab, by any chance, did you attend :
http://www.kitabat.org/kitabat_speakers.html

Saad Abulhab's picture

Dear Alessadro

Unfortunately I did not. But I am familiar with it. Traveling from New York to Dubai is a big project. But I would love to attend other forums to discuss non traditional Arabic typography one of these days.

-Saad

hrant's picture

Saad, I'm getting ready for a trip, and will
try to once again define "chirography" after
I get back. "Symbiosis" and "mutual parasitism"
however are standard terms in biology: the study
of living things (which to me can pertain to scripts).

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BTW, we're STILL waiting for the competition results from Kitabat.

hhp

Saad Abulhab's picture

>> BTW, we’re STILL waiting for the competition results from Kitabat.

I thought it is already posted by Nadine on the Linotype site:

http://www.linotype.com/2704-19505/winners.html

I wish she had showed text samples instead of isolated forms letters.

-Saad

hrant's picture

Oh! Thanks. She must be busy lately, since she had
promised to let us know when the results were out.

hhp

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