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Re: [alreq] Missing terms in glossary

From: r12a via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:46:31 +0000
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@ntounsi here are some suggested alterations and a couple of additions.  I think it's useful to mention what are and are not combining characters in Unicode (particularly in case anyone with an IDN background is reading this).

**Ijam** : Diacritical marks applied to a basic letter shape (or skeleton) to derive a new letter. For example a dot under a "curve" to get the letter Bah. In Unicode each letter plus ijam combination is encoded as a separate, atomic character.

**Tashkil** :  Marks that are added to letters to  indicate  vocalisation  of  text or  to  correct pronunciation. In Unicode these are all combining characters applied to a base character.

**Harakat** : Tashkil marks representing short vowel sounds.

**Tanwin** : (Derived from Noon). Tashkil marks indicating postnasalized or long vowels at the end of a word, and indicated by doubling the sign of one of the harakat diacritics. 

**Shadda**: A tashkil mark indicating gemination of the base consonant.

**Sukun**: A tashkil mark indicating the lack of a vowel after the consonant to which it is attached.


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