Re: Proposed new characters updated in Pipeline Table

From: Petr Tomasek <>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:59:15 +0200

> encoding of a Syriac Aliph-Wasla remains open. None of these options
> have been formally dismissed. But if the separate Wasla is only needed
> for the use in Syriac in the sepecific complinatioon with the Syriac
> Aliph, it's probably best to encode only the Syriac Aliph-Wasla, as

I'm not completely sure whether the Wasla was not used in
some Judaeo-arabic texts written with hebrew consonants
but accompanied occasionally with Arabic vowels/diacritics/marks.

I know for sure that SHADDA and DAMMA are used in such situtions (and
some diacritics, e.g. [U+05D4] HEBREW LETTER HE + [U+0308] COMBINING DIAERESIS
to denote [U+0629] ARABIC LETTER TEH MARBUTA), so it would probably be
worth checking for Wasla...

> long as the UTC and/or WG2 collect the evidence of this use and need,
> and then further delay the separate encoding of Wasla (unless it is
> also needed and used on other Arabic/Syriac letters or in isolation,

I think you may find isolated Wasla in Arabic textbooks and similar literature.
Not sure, however, how "serious" this usage is...

> something that Miika-Markus also described in his posted message in
> 2001).
> Philippe.

Petr Tomasek <>
EA 355:001  DU DU DU DU
EA 355:002  TU TU TU TU
EA 355:003  NU NU NU NU NU NU NU
EA 355:004  NA NA NA NA NA
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