Re: Joining Arabic Letters

From: Khaled Hosny <>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:39:54 +0200

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 07:37:53PM +0200, Andreas Prilop wrote:
> I come back to
> A similar problem of showing non-joining, isolated Arabic glyphs
> can be seen in the attached file. Both Internet Explorer 8 and
> MS Word 2010 display isolated glyphs in some cases.
> I think a better idea is to have joining glyphs always even for
> different typefaces. At least the Unicode Standard should say
> what should happen when Arabic characters of different typefaces
> follow each other.

OpenOffice/LibreOffice work around this by conditionally inserting ZWJ
when there is a font switch in the middle of the word and joining is

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