Re: Joining Arabic Letters

From: Khaled Hosny <>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:37:08 +0200

On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 08:55:28AM +0200, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> For now I've not seen any existing Arabic font that exhibit the
> correct normative joining behavior for these letters such as U+063D
> (the Farsi Yeh with an inverted v above, which is dual-joining like
> the Farsi Yeh at U+06CC without the inverted v above, and in the same
> joining group; those fonts only map a single non-joining glyph for
> U+063D, but behave correctly for U+06CC). This is true even for all
> Arabic fonts shipped with Windows 7.

Check my free Amiri font (, it has full Unicode 6.0
Arabic coverage, with 6.1 additions under the way. But if you are using
a layout engine that predates the addition of that character into
Unicode, even a good font will not help here since the engine will be
using the older Unicode character database where the joining behaviour
of this letter is undefined.

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