Re: Arabic waslah

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Fri Mar 14 2008 - 09:40:57 CST

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    On Thu, 13 Mar 2008, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

    >> (alif together with waslah is U+0671.)
    > And is encoded as an atomic unit in Unicode.

    Why is it different from maddah? The sign maddah alone
    is U+0653 and "alif with maddah" U+0622 is composed:

     U+0622 = U+0627 + U+0653

    Why are maddah and waslah treated differently?

    And how does waslah relate to U+0610? The glyph for U+0610
    in the Unicode standard looks exactly like a waslah.

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