Archaic Pashto letter

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Thu Nov 06 2008 - 10:52:40 CST

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    Manfred Lorenz mentions in his book

     Lehrbuch des Pashto (Afghanisch) / von Manfred Lorenz. -
     2. Auflage. - Leipzig : Verlag Enzyklopaedie, 1982

    an archaic Pashto letter for [dz]. It is a combination
    of U+062C and U+062E, i.e. the letter has a dot above
    /and/ a dot below. This seems likely to me since there are
    two other Pashto letters (still in use) with a dot above
    /and/ a dot below: U+0696 and U+069A.

    However, Unicode lists only U+0682 as archaic Pashto letter.
    This letter has both dots above.

    Is the glyph for U+0682 an error?
    Did Manfred Lorenz make an error?
    Are there two archaic letters for [dz]?

    (The modern letter for [dz] is U+0681.)


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