Re: chairless hamza (summary)

From: Khaled Hosny (
Date: Wed Jan 09 2008 - 17:23:16 CST

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    I think, after this discussion, there is a general agreement on the
    desired behaviour of hamza in classic Arabic orthography, which is:
    * Transparent character when laying between a Right join-causing and
    Left join-causing causing characters.
    * Non-joining in other cases.

    As far as Arabic is concerned, this desired behaviour doesn't break
    existing text as the first case is not allowed according to modern
    Arabic spelling rules, and is valid only in classical Arabic (including

     Khaled Hosny

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