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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