Joining group "WAW"

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 06:57:13 EST

I was peeping in file
<> when I noticed

        # Unicode; Schematic Name; Joining Type; Joining Group
        # Arabic characters
        0624; HAMZA ON WAW; R; WAW
        # Syriac characters
        0718; WAW; R; WAW

Isn't it sad that two different Joining Groups, in two different scripts,
have the same name "WAW"?

The Joining Group should serve to identify the basic shapes of the character
(without the dots, diacritics, etc.), but Arabic and Syriac letter waw have
of course different shapes.

What about renaming one or both of them? This could be done simply by adding
the adjective "ARABIC" or "SYRIAC" to one or both.

_ Marco

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