On 11-11-2001 03:44:38 AM Peter_Constable wrote:

>Related to this is a question I've thought would make for interesting
>research: where does a script carry its information load? For example, if
>you masked that top half of every line of Arabic text and asked people to
>read it, you'd probably find that more information was lost than if you
>repeated the test with the bottom half masked since the connections along
>the baseline are largely redundant information.

True also for Latin: the top half carries nearly all the information as you
can prove to yourself by trying to read masked text. This was something I
remember from a psych. class several decades ago...