RE: New document N2581

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Apr 23 2003 - 01:18:43 EDT

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    At 15:43 -0700 2003-04-21, Paul Nelson \(TYPOGRAPHY\) wrote:
    >Can you please help me understand the difference between the ARABIC
    >MADDAH ABOVE (U+0653) and the proposed ZWARAKAY? It seems that they have
    >the same functionality. The glyph shape is also very similar.

    Not at all. Firstly, the shape of MADDAH is different, it has a tick
    on the left and is bowed as it is written to the right. It indicates
    [a:]. ZWARAKAY is used just as FATHA is, only it indicates [@] rather
    than [a].

    Yes, I will be uploading an R version with corrected images as soon
    as possible.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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