From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Tue Jul 21 2009 - 09:28:33 CDT

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    On Fri, 17 Jul 2009, Henrik Theiling wrote:

    > Is there any detailed documentation about HEH and HEH GOAL
    > concerning usage and glyph shape?

    You don't give us the Unicode code points. Let's assume
    you mean U+0647 and U+06C1, mkay?

    Any textbook on Urdu will show you the Urdu letter "he",
    i.e. U+06C1. See

    Online resources are
    and those mentioned at the bottom of

    Typographically, U+06C1 is just a handwritten form of Arabic "ha";
    similar to U+06D2, a handwritten form of Arabic "ya".

    > I am currently implementing a font for Arabic but HEH GOAL
    > seems to be very inconsistent in existing fonts if it exists.

    As an example, Times New Roman of Windows XP is correct for U+06C1.

    The Unicode name "heh goal" is a grotesque misspelling like
    so many names in the Unicode standard. It should be "gol he".
    Yes -- I know names cannot be changed.

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