Arabic and Hebrew are misleadingly similar in this respect. While Arabic shaping
is rather regular, Hebrew has too many exceptions, making automatic shaping
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marco Cimarosti [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 6:10 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Cc: Unicode List
> Subject: RE: Benefits of Unicode
> Richard Cook wrote:
> > Has anybody played devil's advocate to this, with a list of
> > "Failings of
> > Unicode"? Are there any? :-) This question might in fact result in a
> > longer Benefits list ....
> Although I've always been a Unicode fan, Richard's invitation is too
> tempting. :-)
> I'll add these to David Starner's list:
> *** Unicode often uses two or more different solutions for a single problem.
> <example 1>
> Each different positional form of a letter in Arabic, Syriac or Mongolian is
> encoded with the same code point; the rendering engine must select the
> proper form. The same problem in Greek and Hebrew has been addressed using
> different code points for final and non-final letters, that must be
> allocated to separate entries on the keyboard.
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