Re: Clarification of Arabic joining classes

From: James E. Agenbroad (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 15:00:41 EDT

On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Majid Bhurgri wrote:

> 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
                                               Tuesday, October 10, 2000
Am I correct in thinking that the letter before the 'non breaking zero
width space' would appear in its final form (or in stand alone form if a
space preceded it)?
          Jim Agenbroad ( )
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