preliminary proposal: New Unicode characters for Arabic music half-flat and half-sharp symbols

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Mon May 28 08:10:23 CDT 2018

On Mon, 28 May 2018 10:08:30 +0200
Hans Åberg via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> > On 28 May 2018, at 03:39, Garth Wallace <gwalla at> wrote:
> > The fact that they do not denote the same width in cents in Arabic
> > music as they do in Western modern classical does not matter. That
> > sort of precision is not inherent to the written symbols.  
> It is not about precision, but concepts. Like B, Β, and В, which
> could have been unified, but are not.

Unifying these would make a real mess of lower casing!

What is the context in which the Arab use would benefit from having a
different encoding?


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