canocical shape in code charts (Arabic)

From: Arno Schmitt (
Date: Wed Nov 26 2008 - 02:10:35 CST

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    Is it normative that the Arabic script glyph shown
    in the code chart is the isol form only?
    Wouldn't it be a good idea to replace nya1 by nya2 or even nya3
    instead of only having this text in the
    The Unicode Standard 5.0 Electronic edition?

    Jawi. U+06BD arabic letter noon with three dots above is used for Jawi,
    which is Malay written using the Arabic script. Malay users know the
    character as Jawi Nya. Contrary to what is suggested by its Unicode
    character name, U+06BD displays with the three dots below the letter
    when it is in the initial or medial position. This is done to avoid
    confusion with U+062B arabic letter theh, which appears in words of
    Arabic origin, and which has the same base letter shapes in initial
    or medial position, but with three dots above in all positions. p.281



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