[TF-AIDN] TF-AIDN F2F Meeting 2nd part Day 2

Eng.Allan allanghazi at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 08:20:16 CEST 2014

Dear colleagues

Below the 2nd part of Day 2:

This part started by meikal presentation about Dot orientation similarity
in Arabic script which can summarize

Wide variety of dotting patterns are encountered in Arabic based script

While graphic similarity might be an issue for the non-user, there is
currently no indication that dotting patterns are confused by local users

In an IT context, confusability would be highly dependent on

the lingustic background/aptitude with Arabic script of the user

the fonts employed by the clients, e.g. the browser

The Arabic Case Study Team of the Internationalized Domain Names Variant
Issues Project had prepared an Issues Report containing an appendix of code
points, for which they foresaw problems of confusability due to similarity
in dotting patterns.

There was a general discussion about variety and comparing some characters
if it variant or not, a specially characters Ta (Arabic script) with two
dots one with parallel and second with over and below each other,

Group also discussed possibilities of phishing attacks on different

Eng.Allan Ghazi
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