While implementing Syrian language support in a previewer for the TUSTEP
typesetting system and developping suitable, Unicode-based fonts, the
problem has occurred whether Syrian characters are regarded only as glyph
variants of other scripts (Arabic?) or if there are plans to add a relevant
section to the Unicode standard.
Under `Syrian' I understand the alphabeth which Faulmann in "Das Buch
der Schrift" lists as `Estrangelo' (cf. p. 85).
The Unicode Consortium does not list Syrian amongst the Proposed Unicode
Marc W. Kuster
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