I finally got to meet ali eteraz in person...

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2013/10/23, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2013/10/23/10459401.aspx

So, today (now technically yesterday!) I finally got to meet and talk to ali eteraz, author of the now inspiring blog The Death of the Urdu Script that I talked about in It feels good to be the hero of the story, but... earlier this month.

I'm still getting email from friends and colleagues about that blog of his every day asking if I've seen it!

Andrew Glass, John Hudson, and I got to sit down and spend some time talking together.

He still thinks of me as a hero, but finally admits that some other people were involved too!

We spent a lot of time talking about how he could get Nastaliq out into the wider world.

I pointed him to the "Rhymes with Amharic" series of blogs that helped Scott Hanselman years ago with the Fidel script:

I figured that code (which still works!) might help him display text in down-level machines after he runs the code on his Windows 8 or 8.1 machine containing Urdu Typesetting... 😏

He left, energized to take Nastaliq forward, for everyone!

And with the pointers to that font subsetting code, I got to be a hero once again!😏😏😏

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