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Old 9th March 2006, 07:38 AM
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Re: NameDrive improvement suggestion

Originally Posted by Drewbert
Yeah. I've got them all in an SQL database.

But the oder that namedrive lists them in doesn't appear to be script order or punycode order. Possibly it's the order they were entered?

The only way I can look at an arabic word and try and find it in a list is by going "OK, it's got a quiggly thing there and a dash below there and a line there - let's go see if I can see that".

The only Arabia name I have that I can easily recognise is شرموطة because it looks a bit like "I love you".

Doesn't mean it though, maybe "love you long time" or something

In arabic, you have to read from right to left.

It's not that easily, especially when ة looks like an "a".
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