Re: Arabic swash letter Ya with dots

From: Arno Schmitt (
Date: Sat Aug 02 2008 - 00:16:37 CDT

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    Behnam wrote:
    B> It is also worth noting that despite this 'typographic accident',
    B> Persians went to a great effort to inject 'Keheh' instead of 'Kaf' in
    B> all school books and major publications. So identifying Keheh as a
    B> Nastaliq shape (therefore a stylistic option) may be true in Arabic
    B> perspective but it is not the case in Persian perspective. This may
    B> have something to do with the use of Gaf (U+06AF) in Persian which is
    B> essentially same 'Keheh' with an extra stroke. You would not find
    B> this in Arabic Naskh since it is not used in Arabic.

    Unless there are pairs of words distinguished by
    kaf - swash kaf
    kaf - keheh distinction
    they are stylistic variants that should be handled by tags,
    not by char code, or should they?



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