From: Magda Danish \(Unicode\) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 20 2004 - 13:46:56 CDT
From: Magda Danish (Unicode)
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 10:02 AM
Subject: FW: Web Form: Subj: Jawi letters
I am posting your letter to the Unicode mailing list. I have also
subscribed you to the list so that you can receive answers directly.
Sr. Administrative Director
The Unicode Consortium
Date/Time: Tue Jul 20 09:40:55 CDT 2004
Report Type: Other Question, Problem, or Feedback
Opt Subject: Jawi letters
I've tried to submit to the mailing list but somehow I managed to fail
it. So I'm trying here instead.
First a short presentation of the subject:
I'm currently trying to write a program where kids can learn how to
spell in a language called Bahasa Jawi (or Jawi in short). This is a
language based on the Arabic letters. The letters can be found on this
For this program I have tried using the following letters:
cha = "\u0686"
pa = "\u06A4"
ga = "\u06AC"
nya = "\u06BD"
First I must say that the letter "cha" has worked perfectly as I want it
to and I'm very pleased with it. However, neither the letter "nga" nor
the letter "nya" have worked in a satisfying way due to their inability
to bond to neighbouring letters.
"nga" is supposed to behave just as it's closest sibblings ein
("\u0639") and ghein ("\u063A") and nya is supposed to behave as the
letters ba ("\u0628"),ta ("\u062A") and sa ("\u062B") except that its
dots are moved from being on top to be at the bottom (with the single
dot at the rearest bottom and the two other dots just above it (like a
"ba" with three dots).
As for the letter "ga" you don't seem to have the "real" "ga" since it
really should look like the letter kaf ("\u06A9") but with one single
dot above the "base character" as you can see in the link I posted
above. Is it possible for you to create such a symbol anytime soon? Or
could you possibly tell me how I can create it for my own use?
And last but not least, I am very sorry to say that your letter "pa"
doesn't work at all! All I see when the letter is written is a sqare or
rectangle. Do you have any idea why this happens?
I know it might be hard to do anything about these problems but I hope
that you could help me with these problems by telling me how I could
correct them myself or at least answering this letter so that I know
that something is happening.
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