Many thanks to all who responded on the Albanian alphabet. No script too
obscure, eh? :-) Kudos!
With regard to the recent discussion on Greek final sigmas, I have a
couple of questions on the final forms of letters in Hebrew and Arabic,
just for the sake of comparison.
(1) When a letter with a final variant appears alone --- say as a numeral,
or in discussion of the letter or phoneme --- does it under any
circumstances appear in its final form, or is it always medial?
(2) Do diacritics --- vowel points, cantillations, extra dots on Arabic
letters, whatever --- ever make a final form medial?
Instances from any typographical practice, not just the current
mainstream, are welcome.
-- Nick Nicholas. TLG, UCI, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tlg.uci.edu/~opoudjis Many among their proselytes had sold their lands and houses to increase the public riches of the sect --- at the expense, indeed, of their unfortunate children, who found themselves beggars because their parents had been saints. (Edward Gibbon, _Decline and Fall_.)
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