Re: New Hebrew character FB1D

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Jan 20 1997 - 08:47:58 EST

At 11:23 -0800 1997-01-18, unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:

>>I'm fairly sure it's HEBREW LETTER YOD WITH HIRIQ. It's used in Yiddish,
>>for instance you write YOD - YOD-HIRIQ - DALET - YOD - SHIN to write the
>>word Yiddish in Yiddish.
>1. In Hebrew it would be Yod Hiriq Yod Dalet Hiriq Yod Shin, when fully
>pointed. The proposed letter would have to be Hiriq Yod, the Hiriq
>attaching to the preceding letter. This (representing the Hebrew vowel full
>Hiriq) was included in the early drafts of 10646 but was later dropped.

In Yiddish the hiriq is on (under) the second of the two yods in the word

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