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Re: Arabic transliteration...?

> Which brings me to my question: does anyone know of any ***medieval
> transliterations*** of Arabic?

Uhh???? Arabic is written in an alphabetical script, with the vowels
most often omitted. Medieval European scholar who knew Arabic would
not have needed any transliterations, since er... well... this is
a bit tautological, since they could read it straight away. What do you have in
mind there? Even if the VMS is a transliteration of Arabic (and I
know enough Arabic to say "it's not"), how could a medieval 
transliteration do us any good, since it would amount to a simple
substitution cipher.