Re: Clarification of Arabic joining classes

From: Majid Bhurgri (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 14:36:36 EDT

On Tues, 10 Oct 2000, Roozbeh Pournader wrote:

> It's somehow weird for me, and if it were me, I would have considered it
> non-joining. Why would it appear between two letters that would otherwise
> join? Arabic cannot be broken between the joining letters.

There are scores of words and instances in Arabic and other languages which
use Arabic script where a word is split in two parts by not letting two
letters join which would normally be joined. Non breaking zero width space
facilitates such structures. It is used where you want to split the word,
without it being treated as two words.

Majid Bhurgri

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