Add to the list Brahui (spoken in Pakistan, mostly in Baluchistan province),
Darri, and Parkari (spoken in areas of Thar desert area bordering Pakistan
and India). About 12 years ago I had made a font for Parkari language at the
request of Christian missionaries who published translation of Bible in
Thanks for compiling such comprehensive list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Elaine Keown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Unicode List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 2:20 PM
Subject: [OT] Arabic script langs in 3.0 ; list?
> 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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