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11) In 2.2 table of Compatibility Equivalence, the third example is labelled "Cursive forms". I think that this would be better labelled "character shapes". Rationale: the example shows various shapes of an Arabic letter. But similar examples could be taken from final versus non-final shapes of some Hebrew letters, or from the final versus non-final shapes of the Greek sigma letter. Hebrew and Greek are not cursive scripts, so the issue here is having position-dependent shapes, not cursiveness. To avoid mixing the 2 issues, I suggest to label this line "Character shapes" (or something equivalent) and to take as examples letters from Hebrew or from Greek.



Shalom (Regards),  Mati


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