Re: Proposed new characters updated in Pipeline Table

From: Roozbeh Pournader <>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:52:01 -0700

On 8/12/2011 6:41 PM, mmarx wrote:
> I attach a Garshuni document from
> Beit al-Qammar showing Arab vowel
> marks -- just as the Syriac communmties
> are using Syriac vowel marks in Arabic
> script text -- and (in the second line
> on the left) wasla above olaph.
> So whatever the status of wasla mark
> will be fore Arabic, for Syriac/Garshuni
> it is need as a normal mark in normal text.

Unicode cannot encode a combining Wasla (because of various stability
policies), so if Syriac needs a Wasla to be shown only over a letter
or two, one needs to propose precomposed characters for them. Just
like the existing Arabic Alef-Wasla.

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