The Arabic Script as a Technological Challenge

Talk by Nour Chamoun




How Did Print Technologies Change the Way the Arabic Script Looks?


Date: 3/27/2016
Originally presented in NYC
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This is an exploration of how the Arabic script posed as a technological challenge for mass production via print technologies like the printing press, typewriter, and the computer, developed primarily for the Latin script. The presentation highlights some of the proposals brought forth that simplify the Arabic script to cater to the different technologies. While other initiatives highlighted, strived to preserve the beauty and spirit of Arabic while modernizing it and making it more compatible with these print technologies.

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