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Arabic additions for Quranic orthographies  

  • Author(s): Pournader, Roozbeh
  • Anderson, Deborah
  • et al.

This is a proposal to add 39 Arabic Quranic characters to the international character encoding standard Unicode. The characters are used to represent text in minority orthographies, and many were contained in earlier documents submitted by others (cited on page 1 of this proposal).The characters are scheduled to be published in Unicode Standard version 14.0 in September 2021. A few modifications have been made to the names or location of characters in Unicode, so users should check the code charts when the Unicode Standard is published. The charts will be accessible at:

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