From: arno (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Dec 20 2007 - 00:28:09 CST
thanks for your reply. After studying your proposal, I can tell that our
The difference is: for the time being you are mainly interested in the
signs needed for Qahira1924, I want to be able to write according to all
Allow me two remarks write away:
> Small Seen
> The corrective small seen in the word /yabsuTu/ (Q2:245), this is
> different from superscript cantillation mark (السكتة), U+06DC.
I am sure that the superscript and the subscript small seen are the
corrective seen use in Qahira1924.
It is the "cantillation mark" / pause sign سكتة/س
-- always with the article (?) -- that still needs encoding.
> Chairless Hamza
> ... is a non-disjoining character.
> This means, when it comes in between two joinable characters,
> it doesn't separate them. An example for the behavior of Quranic
> Hamza, is the word /a'aadam/ in Q2:31, 33, 34.
I do not see the need for this character.
Why not use U+0621 ARABIC LETTER HAMZA for a leading hamza (as in
/a'aadam/ in Q2:31) just as one uses it for a trailing one (as in
/sawāʾun/ in Q2:6)?
Why not use U+0654 Arabic Hamza Above for a non disjoining hamza between
two jouned characters?
Why not use U+0674 ARABIC LETTER HIGH HAMZA for the hamza BEFORE the
second stroke of lam-alif?
All we NEED is an amendment to U+0674 ARABIC LETTER HIGH HAMZA.
I find its name not helpful. The difference is not between *above* and
*high*, but between *on* the letter and *before* the letter.If this is
so, all we need is a clarification for this letter and an added remarks
like "serves for the flying hamza between the strokes of lam-alif".
But it could be that U+0674 ARABIC LETTER HIGH HAMZA has some
characteristics that prevent it from being used in that manner.
Khaled Hosny wrote:
> I've been working on the basis for a proposal to add missing Quranic
> characters to Unicode, looks like we share the same goal here :)
> I was just about to open the discussion regarding this issue , but was
> waiting to do more confirmations on my findings, my initial draft can
> be accessed here http://wiki.arabeyes.org/Quran/Unicode.
> I'd like to discuss the possibilities of cooperation in this regard.
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