I remember being shown in the ECMA bidi WG a document from China that specified
the use of the Arabic script for Kazakh (I think it was Kazakh), which was
somewhat different from ISO-8859-6 and ASMO. I remember they had fewer shapes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael (michka) Kaplan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 6:41 AM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: Re: History of Kazakh characters in Unicode
> Most of these characters came from existing standards that were included in
> Unicode, rather than separately requested character additions. There are
> some exceptions for Cyrillic, and possibly for Arabic but that one I am not
> 100% sure about.
> But most of them have been there all along based on compatibility with the
> orginal ISO 8859, MS, IBM, and other legacy code pages.
> a new book on internationalization in VB at
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kairat A. Rakhim" <email@example.com>
> To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 8:24 PM
> Subject: History of Kazakh characters in Unicode
> > Hello,
> > I'm writing an article about history of Kazakh and other Turkic alphabets.
> > Could you help me with history of their inclusion in Unicode?
> > Who have proposed characters which are specific for Kazakh and all other
> > Turkic languages in Arabic, Latin and Cyrillic scripts? How I can contact
> > with them?
> > Thank you in advance,
> > Kairat A. Rakhim,
> > Regional Universal Science Library of Karaganda,
> > KAZAKHSTAN
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