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

From: Carl W. Brown (
Date: Thu Dec 07 2000 - 11:49:26 EST


You speak of the "standard Arabic script". You must add additional letters
to the standard Arabic script for languages such as Farsi and Urdu.


-----Original Message-----
From: Elaine Keown []
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 2:20 PM
To: Unicode List
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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