Re: Pashto yeh characters

From: David Starner (
Date: Tue Jul 27 2010 - 22:32:33 CDT

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    On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Christoph Päper
    <> wrote:
    > David Starner:
    >> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Andreas Prilop
    >>> [U+0649] is no Arabic letter, but an Uighur letter.
    >> That's wrong, though. […] U+0649 must be an Arabic character;
    > Andreas probably meant that U+0649 is not part of the Arabic writing system, i.e. the Arabic script as used in writing the Arabic language (with some recognised orthography).
    > You probably mean that U+0649 is part of the Arabic script, which it certainly is.

    No, what I mean was that MacArabic, Windows-1256 and ISO-8859-6 are
    designed to write the Arabic language. If U+0649 is in these character
    sets, to say that it's really a Uighur character is like saying that
    U+0041 is really a Greek character; it spits in the face of how the
    character has been used and how fonts have been designed for the

    Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.

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