Description of mechanisms for text justification in Arabic.
|Author||Mohamed Jamal Eddine Benatia, Mohamed Elyaakoubi and Azzeddine Lazrek|
|Link||Arabic text justification|
Justification of Latin script based texts is carried out by handling of hyphenation and insertion of inter-word glue, which can be stretched or shrunk to some extent. Due to the cursive nature of Arabic writing, text justification in Arabic has a quite different logic. So, the classical algorithms of text justification must be completely revised. Justification in Arabic typography has traditional processes inspired by calligraphy manuals. Words are flexible: on the one hand, a word can be resized through stretching some letters in a curvilinear way; on the other hand, it can be shrunk via ligatures so that the width of a given letter group is decreased.