Re: [OT] Arabic script langs in 3.0 ; list?

From: Majid Bhurgri (
Date: Mon Dec 04 2000 - 23:37:47 EST

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
Parkari language.

Thanks for compiling such comprehensive list.

Abdul-Majid Bhurgri

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elaine Keown" <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 2:20 PM
Subject: [OT] Arabic script langs in 3.0 ; list?

> Hello,
> 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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