RE: Clarification of Arabic joining classes

From: Carl W. Brown (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 18:17:20 EDT


What would the effect of Zero-Width No-Break Space have in non-Arabic text?
For example would it be used for something like "macbeth" so that a title
case routine would transform it into "MacBeth"?


-----Original Message-----
From: Roozbeh Pournader []
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 11:37 AM
To: Unicode List
Cc: Unicode List
Subject: Re: Clarification of Arabic joining classes

On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Majid Bhurgri wrote:

> There are scores of words and instances in Arabic and other languages
> 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.

That's Zero-Width Non-Joiner you're talking about. We were talking about
Zero-Width No-Break Space.


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