To a casual student of Arabic, it seems that one of the aspects of that
writing system that one needs to learn (probably implicitly, as a serious
student) is where the boundaries are between letters. Alphabets have
letter spaces, and the few ligatures seem to be easy to understand
(although to someone new to an alphabet, they might not be as easy).

However, until one learns the forms of Arabic letters (and other graphic
elements of the writing system), the letter boundaries seem rather hard to

(Am I being silly?) :)

Btw, I'm more unorganized than lazy, I hope! Surely too many interests...

Best regards,

Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass.
The curious hermit -- autodidact and polymath
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