From: John H. Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 07 2008 - 12:32:29 CDT
On Jul 4, 2008, at 6:07 PM, philip chastney wrote:
> what, then, is the distinction between aleph as a "symbol" and the
> Hebrew letter?
Nothing, really, since U+2135 ALEF SYMBOL is formally a compatibility
variant of U+05D0 HEBREW LETTER ALEF and thus will go bye-bye if you
normalize using NFKC or NFKD. In practice, the most important thing
distinguishing the two is directionality. U+2135 ALEF SYMBOL has
directionality L and U+05D0 HEBREW LETTER ALEF has directionality R.
John H. Jenkins
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