Kurdish gaf variant

From: John Hudson (tiro@tiro.com)
Date: Wed Dec 29 2004 - 22:43:59 CST

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    Looking through some old Linotype-Paul documentation for extended Arabic, Fiona Ross notes
    a variant glyph form for the isolated and final gaf character (U+06AF) used for Kurdish.
    This takes the form of the typical gaf, but with the small script element normally found
    as part of the isolated and fina; Arabic kaf (U+0643), as shown in this sketch:


    I wonder if anyone has any insight on whether this form is still in use, favoured or not
    favoured, and whether it might be appropriate for any languages other than Kurdish?

    John Hudson

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