[OT] Arabic script langs in 3.0 ; list?

From: Elaine Keown (keown@altavista.com)
Date: Mon Dec 04 2000 - 17:39:24 EST


Unicode 3.0 mentions 11 contemporary languages written in Arabic, most from Central Asia, none from Africa except Arabic---Berber is not mentioned. Is Arabic script no longer used south of the Sahara? Or does standard Arabic script easily cover relevant African languages?

My usually excellent university library did not answer this question also: today how many languages are written in Arabic script?

I can only find 25: Arabic Balti Baluchi Berber Farsi Hausa Karaite Kashmiri Kazakh Kirghiz Kurmanji Luri Mazanderani Moplah Panjabi---Pakistani Pashto Pulaar Sindhi Siraiki (also known as Saraiki or Lahnda or Western Panjabi) Sulu Uighur Urdu Uzbek Wolof

Help appreciated with improving my list-----Elaine


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