Antoine Leca wrote:
> [...] I think that the early mathematicians,
> particularly the Spanish ones, who adopted the Arab glyphs,
> were actually writing in Arabic! ;-)

BTW, a totally unrelated question: has any European language ever been
written in Arabic letters? Either when Arabs dominated Spain and Sicily or
(more recently) when Turks dominated the Balkans.

Well, i only can mention that some of the first Spanish written words and phrases
was found in arabic poems. No more than that.

Yours cordially,