Lucida Sans Unicode & Hebrew Hyphen Maqaf

James Kass jameskass at
Sun May 1 13:12:20 CDT 2022

On 2022-05-01 5:41 PM, Eli Zaretskii via Unicode wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 1 May 2022 11:07:47 -0600
>> From: Doug Ewell via Unicode <unicode at>
>>> On what version of Windows?  I have no problem displaying that
>>> character with Lucida Sans Unicode on Windows XPSP3, FWIW.
>> I don't see the maqaf with:
>> Windows 11 (10.0.22000.652)
>> Uniscribe 10.0.22000.1
>> Lucida Sans Unicode 5.01
>> BabelPad
> Maybe this is the reason: I tried in Emacs, which uses HarfBuzz, not
> Uniscribe.  Can you try with hb-view instead of BabelPad?
Lucida Sans Unicode selected in LibreOffice (which uses HarfBuzz) on 
Windows 7 does not display the maqaf in the sample text.  Neither does 
BabelPad using the Win7 Uniscribe.  But other fonts display the 
character in both applications/shaping engines.

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