Why do the Hebrew Alphabetic Presentation Forms Exist

abrahamgross at disroot.org abrahamgross at disroot.org
Wed Jun 3 22:23:39 CDT 2020

> I don't know of any font machinery that can actually change things based on what's present on the previous *line*; that may not be supported.  But you can bet that such a thing won't be reason enough to encode a new character.

Not even with a variation selector?

Do you know which standards that existed before unicode had the hebrew characters from the presentation forms block? if it had the alternative ayin, then chances are that it had an "alternative lamed" too.

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