From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Aug 29 2006 - 12:44:16 CDT
Andries Brouwer wrote:
> Now that I look at Uyghur, it seems that U+06BE is no good for
> Uyghur either, so both Kurdish and Uyghur seem to need a new
> code point.
Note that no one has suggested using U+06BE for Kurdish. The Uighur h is an entirely
different matter, and U+06BE is best for it.
In Kurdish, one would use U+0647 for h, and U+06DE for the ə.
> Position: Isol Init Med Final
> Kurdish H: init init med init
> Uyghur H: init init med med
> Urdu: isol init init isol
> If the Urdu behaviour is called U+06be, then that is no good
> for Kurdish and Uyghur. Not only are the shapes rather different,
> but the distribution of the two shapes over the four positions
The reason you see something that looks like a medial form in a final position in some
Uighur publications is that a medial glyph form of U+0647 has been used, often with the
left connecting stroke filed or cut off (we're talking about metal and phototype
printing). If you look at Uighur manuscripts, the shaping for h is pretty much identical
to the Urdu U+06BE, and this is reflected in better publications and more recent fonts.
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