From: arno (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jan 04 2008 - 12:40:20 CST
Khaled Hosny wrote Freitag, 4. Januar 2008 um 18:55
to John Hudson and others:
Khaled Hosny> Exactly, I'm proposing a "Quranic Hamza" to be used for
Khaled Hosny> chairless Hamza in Quranic text, not different Hamzas
Khaled Hosny> according to context.
I think this is not necessary, and as far as Arabic is concerned, I am
pretty sure. But we have to take all languages written with the Arabic
script into account, and in that field some people who have written
books on Writing Systems or work for International Companies might help.
Outside special Quranic othograhIES chairless hamza is not joined.
As far has I know, in MSA there is no chairless hamza after a dual
joining letter AND at the same time before a dual- or right joining letter.
What I claim, is this:
In Unicode there are two kinds of hamza for Arabic (and some exotic ones):
chaired hamza. i.e. above or below alef, above (or below) yeh, above waw
(( I put or below in parenthesis because this
handled now by font technology.))
chairless hamza, which occurs in MSA only after right-joining letters
-- or am I wrong??
This chairless hamza is used in ONE of many Qur'anic orthographies
in initial position, where it is non joining,
between lam and alef, where it is transparent, and
after other dual-joining letters, where it sits above a connectiong stroke.
This hamza -- not having a sit / chair /carrier -- is U+0621,
but U+0621 is defined as non-joining.
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