[XeTeX] XeTeX 0.85 released

Musa Furber musaf at runbox.com
Fri Sep 3 20:00:58 CEST 2004

On 3 Sep 2004, at 20:12, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> No, I don't believe you should see any differences there.
> The OpenType Arabic enhancements relate to "extended" Arabic 
> characters added since Unicode 2.0; some examples include the 
> SUBSCRIPT ALEF mark, the DOTLESS BEH and DOTLESS QAF letters, the 
> "honorific" marks at U+0610..0614 or thereabouts, and others. Most 
> would be used rarely if at all in everyday Arabic; they're for 
> specialized/historical use or for other languages that use extended 
> forms of the Arabic script.

Those honorifics get used quite a bit, even in spoken Arabic. It is 
nice to have standard positions for them.


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