Hebrew final kaf issues

From: Joshua W Biagio (jwbiagio@juno.com)
Date: Sat Jan 06 2001 - 04:25:31 EST

Perhaps one who is interested in Hebrew (both modern and Masoretic
pointed texts) could enlighten me as to why the sheva/qamats points are
not located properly on a final kaf.

Although one gets the gist of things when it is written with the point at
the "bottom" (conventional?) location, it does not have the polished look
such as when the point is located up in the letter (check any modern
pointed text, such as Oxford's Hebrew - English dictionary, say for the
word 'melek' [king]) and you'll know what I mean.

It seems a bit shortsighted to include dagesh presentation forms of the
letters in the Unicode standard, but not this special case of the final
kaf. Any commentary by any interested and informed party would be much


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