Mark Leisher wrote:
> I wasn't very clear. What I intended to convey is that ZWJ and ZWNJ can be
> used to get the shape desired. As you mention above, the case of these
> borrowed words would require typing a ZWJ after the PEH when you want [p]
> (nominal shape) and not [f] (final shape).
I'm fine with this except for "require". My point is that canonicalizing
away Hebrew final forms is probably a bad idea. Per Jonathan Rosenne,
it's better to leave them alone. This is quite different from the
Arabic situation where the shape-less forms from the main Arabic
block are the sensible ones to use.
There are analogues elsewhere: GREEK FINAL SIGMA is usually treated
as a separate character, not a shape; various pseudo-ligatures like
LETTER AE, LETTER SHARP S and even LETTER W are treated as letters
and not "resolved" to their components.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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