Re: Serious problems with Arabic

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Fri Jan 19 2001 - 14:40:29 EST

On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

> It was based on input from the Arabic experts on the UTC's Arabic
> ad hoc committee. I would have to defer to them for their reasoning
> behind deciding on U+06D5 as the base letter for U+06C0, rather
> than U+0647, but I suspect it was consideration of shaping.

But the shaping behaviour is lost even with U+06D5!

> Note that prior to Unicode 3.0, U+06C0 had no decomposition mapping,
> but the introduction of U+0654 ARABIC HAMZA ABOVE in Unicode 3.0 made
> it necessary to consider provision of decompositions for all of the
> letters that showed a hamza above another base letter.

I was aware of that.

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