You might be interested in looking at Mohammed Ourabah Soualah and Mohamed
Hassoun's article in issue 2 of the TEI Journal , entitled " A TEI P5
Manuscript Description Adaptation for Cataloguing Digitized Arabic
Manuscripts", which discusses the difficulty of encoding Arabic names in TEI
and proposes an extension to achieve better results.
All the best,
On 2013-04-17 02:57, Marjorie Burghart wrote:
> Dear list members,
> Skimming through the TEI Guidelines chapter about names etc, I found
> myself wondering how easy people find it to encode Arabic persNames in TEI?
> Sadly I cannot read Arabic myself, but from an experience with librarians
> and their difficulties to catalogue correctly arabic authors in standard
> European library software, I understand that the construction of arabic
> names is more complex than most of european ones.
> Any feedback on that? :)
> Best regards,
Christian Wittern, Kyoto