Arabic quoting characters

From: Michael Fayez <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:45:34 +0200

Hi all,
I noticed that double small parentheses that are used in professional printing in Arabic presses are not encoded in Unicode. Currently materials published for Internet or printed using Microsoft Word these characters are substituted with either double quotes " " or left and right double angle quotation mark
Here are samples for these characters:
from book of confessions of Tolstoy printed in 1930 in Cairo page 47
From dostor Egyptian newspaper of June,11th, 2013 page 4. The whole edition can be found here all online editions are here

So does Unicode Consortium has an official position regarding these 2 characters? Are they unified with left and right double angle quotation mark ?
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