At the Arabic Workshop this weekend with Nadine Chahine, I found it really natural to apply Noordzij's Translation/Rotation/Expansion Model to the Arabic examples Nadine showed us. For those of you who have read Noordzji, what do you think? Is there a connection?
Also, has there been additional literature written by others that expand on Noordzji, related to Non-Latin? When I got back home, I re-read The Stroke and Letterletter and I noticed he made only a few references to non-latin writing:
One passage in The Stroke made reference to Arabic in the invention of the word space + "ligature" development.
In Letterletter, he spoke of "Kai-Sho" as a kind of Interrupted construction, and "Gyousho" as a Returning construction in Japanese writing.
Surely, there must be more out there on this topic.
Michael, did you figure out the joining rules of traditional cursive script for yourself, either intuitively or by methodical study—or were you taught, either in person or from a book?