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bug #50984: Arabic combining marks U+06DF, U+06E0, and U+06E1

Submitted by:  David Corbett <dscorbett>
Submitted on:  Tue 09 May 2017 06:22:34 PM UTC  
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  glyph(s) incorrect Status:  Fix posted
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  development

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Sat 12 Aug 2017 04:30:28 PM UTC, comment #3:

I fiddled with this a bit more.
Part of my problem is that the shapes in the PR are rather different from those in the standard.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Thu 01 Jun 2017 03:45:35 PM UTC, comment #2:

U+06E1’s strokes are thinner than other Arabic marks’ in FreeMono and FreeMono Bold.

David Corbett <dscorbett>
Sun 14 May 2017 10:35:10 PM UTC, comment #1:

I did something like what you suggested.
Have a look.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 09 May 2017 06:22:34 PM UTC, original submission:

The glyphs for U+06DF, U+06E0, and U+06E1 should look more like the glyphs proposed in http://www.unicode.org/review/pr-73.html.

U+06DF ARABIC SMALL HIGH ROUNDED ZERO should look like a small circle, not a large pointed ellipse. In many fonts, this is identical to U+0652 ARABIC SUKUN, but in FreeFont, the sukun has a gap in it.

U+06E0 ARABIC SMALL HIGH UPRIGHT RECTANGULAR ZERO should look like it does now, except that it should be about half as tall as an alif. At normal font sizes, the current glyph is too small and hard to distinguish from U+06DF.

U+06E1 ARABIC SMALL HIGH DOTLESS HEAD OF KHAH has a misleading name which should not be taken so literally. It is actually a glyph variant of U+0652. It looks a bit like ⟨ح‍‏⟩, thus its Unicode name.

Of these three characters, FreeMono Bold supports only U+06E0. It should support none or all.

David Corbett <dscorbett>


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