From: Andries Brouwer (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Aug 28 2006 - 20:27:21 CDT
On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 04:18:20PM -0400, Behnam Rassi wrote:
> I agree with John Hudson. Kurdish E can be achieved by U+06D5
Yes. But then what is Kurdish H?
> The other problem is with the definition of Arabic Heh itself and not
> any particular local. Arabic Heh is an exception in that it has five
> forms. The fifth form is 'abbreviated form' which is a non-joining
> character used for abbreviation and enumeration.
> Worse, this form is wrongly presented in Unicode PDF files as the
> representative of Arabic letter Heh, which indeed should be the oval
> If the fifth form gets its own code, it may solve the problem in
> Kurdish and many other languages as well.
But Unicode does not encode shapes but semantics.
So if two languages each have a Heh, but the shaping behaviour differs,
then in principle different code points are required.
That is why there is U+06CC next to U+064A (and U+0649).
If I understand you correctly, your fifth form of Heh is
the isolated form that now is commonly represented using
> I also noticed in PDF provided by Andries Brouwer that Kurdish Yeh
> with small v above has also two dots below. I think it shouldn't have
> any dot.
Maybe this is as in ordinary arabic, where there is variation
as to whether one uses dots on e.g. final yeh or not.
Checking the Kurdish texts that I have, I find dotless final yeh with v,
but dotted initial and medial yeh with v.
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