From: arno (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 05 2008 - 04:52:42 CST
Khaled Hosny wrote:
> ... in MSA chairless hamza *never* lay between
> dual joining characters, it always set on a chair. So, there is no
> confusion as a word like ÙŠØ³Ø¡Ù„ is only valid in Quranic text and is
> considered a typo in MSA (it should be ÙŠØ³Ø¦Ù„ for MSA).
Exactly (or rather almost correct: the second letter can be
a right joining one).
Before Ymas John expressed astonishment, that millions of Arabs use
existing "wrong" fonts without protesting to him or to Microsoft. In the
whole world only Thomas Milo and John Hudson claimed that the fonts
produce wrong Arabic text.
They produce proper MSA text (in which CHAIRLESS hamza between joining
letters does not occur). So, there is no reason to protest -- unless
you want to type the Qur'Ã¢n according to Q24.
But since the Qur'Ã¢n is not any odd text and the Azhar commitee and the
Royal Press are even more important than Langenscheidt, we have to have
a proper 'ARABIC LETTER ARABIC CHAIRLESS HAMZA' -- be it U+0621 or a new
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