RE: Pashto yeh characters

From: CE Whitehead (
Date: Tue Jul 27 2010 - 13:40:32 CDT

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    Hi, Khaled, Arno, Andreas:


    All the Arabic characters (consonants, hamzas, but not vowel diacritics or numbers) that I need are betwee U621 (hamza) and 64A; there are vowel diacritics that can be used immediately following these and then the Arabic numbers. (Would any of these look-alikes be security issues? Both these characters are allowed in IDN's; see:


    Thanks all.




    C. E. Whitehead

    So I would concur with Khaled and Arno here that U649 is Arabic aleph maqsura (

    > Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 20:09:21 +0200
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    > Andreas Prilop:
    > > U+0649 has the traditional name "alif maqsura" because it was
    > > taken from ISO-8859-6. But I see no objection to use U+06CC
    > > for alif maqsura.
    > I beg to differ
    > Since U+0649 is called alif maqsura
    > it should be used for alif maqsura.
    > Please not that in the Qur'an
    > it occurs not only at the end of words.
    > That two glyphs are the same
    > dies not mean that the letters are the same.
    > Or do you use small l for capital I
    > when using Helvetica?

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