Having done some Arabic typesetting in the past, I now need to set a few pages in Persian for a book. This has made me realise the many subtle differences between Arabic and Persian typesetting (bit slow, I know). Apparently it is difficult to find information on this in English on the web, and I have this particularly nagging (because visually prominent) question:
in Persian, should there always be a space between a conjunctive waw and the following word?
is this space (if mandatory) breakable, or no line breaks are allowed after it?
in Arabic you would write "wasalAm"
in Persian, do you write "wa salAm"?
is that an optional thing?
Many thanks in advance for your help,