From: Andreas Prilop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 06 2005 - 09:39:48 CDT
> I posted this question to the Bidi list and got 2 answers...
I don't know this list. Could you please give more information?
> U+0649 (ALEF MAKSURA) is used with Uighur in the middle of words.
> Basically, this is a tooth seat without dots.
Sounds reasonable to me. But I don't know any font that has initial
and medial glyphs for U+0649. Do you?
> U+06BA - There is an initial and medial form of the NOON GHUNNA. So, it
> needs to be dual joining.
I do not believe this:
Is there any evidence/proof that initial and medial glyphs exist?
How should they look like? Are there any fonts that contain such glyphs?
> U+0649 (ALEF MAKSURA) is used in the Arabic Qur'an in the middle of words.
No, not U+0649 but U+0670.
> But it would be better to call it DOTLESS YEH. The
> _letterform_ DOTLESS YEH occurs in all four forms in written Arabic.
I do not believe this. In Arabic, initial and medial glyphs always have
two dots. (The letter with hamza has no dots.)
> Regarding orthography, it is very common to see dotless yeh in final
> position used interchangably with the character (dotted) YEH (U+064A),
Exactly. But I was asking about "dual-joining", i.e. initial and medial
So far, I haven't seen evidence/proof that *initial* and *medial*
forms of letter ya *without dots* (and without hamza) exit in Arabic.
Such may exist in Uighur - but I don't know enough about Uighur.
And it remains the question of U+06BA: Show me a left-joining glyph!
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