RE: Hindi keyboard with the Microsoft Hindi font Mangal

From: John McConnell (
Date: Tue Oct 15 2002 - 13:14:30 EDT

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    Both the Persian (Farsi) keyboard and the Devanagari keyboard include both ZWJ and ZWNJ. ZWJ is 1+Shift+Ctrl, while ZWNJ is 2+Shift+Ctrl. The problem appears with the reference tool. I've notified the folks who maintain that site. Thanks for pointing out the problem.

    FWIW, the same keys are supported by three Arabic, both Divehi and both Syriac, Urdu, and many of our Indic keyboards.

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: Roozbeh Pournader []
    Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:44 AM
    To: Doug Ewell
    Cc: Unicode Mailing List;
    Subject: Re: Hindi keyboard with the Microsoft Hindi font Mangal

    On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, Doug Ewell wrote:

    > I visited Microsoft's keyboard site at:
    > and couldn't find any mappings for ZWJ or ZWNJ on the Hindi keyboard
    > either.

    Which also means that the layouts a bad reference for keyboard layout implementors/designers. MS Farsi keyboard layout also lacks the ZWNJ (which is very frequent in Persian) and ZWJ. MS developers have been made aware of this long ago.


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