more generally, any script that requires ligatures, RTL support, or sometimes just the ability to render non-Latin character is bloat
anyway this wraps up the saga of me finding a terminal. conclusion: alacritty, urxvt, kitty, and st all suck and don't support Arabic. I'll be using Konsole, have a good day
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