Modules
  1. Modules
  2. MOD-258

The Arabic Bible module AraSVD uses Latin punctuation marks rather than Arabic ones

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    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Invalid
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      The text uses ordinary Latin colons, full-stops, commas, semi-colons, question marks, exclamation marks, rather than the punctuation marks defined in the Arabic block for Unicode.

      No doubt this is a problem arising from the source text.

      We need a better source text.

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        David Haslam added a comment -

        The other Arabic Bible module (AraNAV) has a similar issue.

        We could discuss this with the publishers (Biblica, formerly International Bible Society), as we do have contact with them via Master Media.

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        David Haslam added a comment - The other Arabic Bible module (AraNAV) has a similar issue. We could discuss this with the publishers (Biblica, formerly International Bible Society), as we do have contact with them via Master Media.
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        Chris Little added a comment -

        No, we don't need better anything.

        This is not an issue. You do not understand how Arabic is encoded.

        Arabic only uses a distinct comma, semicolon, and question mark (since they are mirrored or turned). Dots are dots are dots, so the full-stop from the general punctuation block is employed for full stop. The distinct Arabic full stop character is for Urdu, as the Unicode note identifies.

        Both of these modules use exactly the correct characters for Arabic to encode commas, full stops, semicolons, question marks, exclamation points, etc.

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        Chris Little added a comment - No, we don't need better anything. This is not an issue. You do not understand how Arabic is encoded. Arabic only uses a distinct comma, semicolon, and question mark (since they are mirrored or turned). Dots are dots are dots, so the full-stop from the general punctuation block is employed for full stop. The distinct Arabic full stop character is for Urdu, as the Unicode note identifies. Both of these modules use exactly the correct characters for Arabic to encode commas, full stops, semicolons, question marks, exclamation points, etc.

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          • Assignee:
            Chris Little
            Reporter:
            David Haslam
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