Re: Hebrew Vav Holam

From: Karljürgen Feuerherm (
Date: Thu Jul 31 2003 - 20:01:06 EDT

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    > > Is not U+FB35 HEBREW LETTER VAV WITH DAGESH a shuruq?
    > Only graphically. Different pronunciation, different names, different
    > functions grammatically. Old typewriters used to have only a single key
    > the lower case letter 'l' and the digit '1'. (Change your font if you
    > see the difference.) Sometimes, Unicode is an old typewriter.

    That's not a particularly good analogy, unless you can demonstrate that the
    two are at times clearly visually different as well (as are lowercase 'l'
    and '1'). If they are not, there's no particularly good reason to create a
    new 'shureq'. At most, it might be an argument to create some dot alongside
    dagesh, because shureq is based upon the semi-vowel waw just as holem-waw


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