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Becker, Joseph D.
Arabic Word Processing
communications of the ACM. July, 1987. vol. 30: pp. 600-610 : ill. includes bibliography
The technology of word processing in the Middle East recently developed a word processing software that can correctly format the cursive, interacting letters of the Arabic script. Moreover, new layout procedures can automatically intermix right-to-left Arabic or Hebrew writing with left-to-right text in European or other languages. The design presented in this article is embodied in the Xerox View Point Documenter, but its principles apply equally well to any Arabic desktop publishing