The MWA Unisortium is pleased to announce that almost everything is now graven in stone. The only question remaining open is whether MWA stands for Microsoft Wannabe Arabic or Massachusetts Windows Arabic. There must always be some flexibility somewhere. Over-rigid systems have been known to come to grief. In any case, never say `die,' always say "mwa."
Be advised that Canonical MWA is defined only by the central and eastern columns of the following table. The western column, containing values of the soi-disant Unicode, is purely facultative. You may replace it with whatever you prefer.
As you know, MWA includes Windows Persian. It also contains three (3) punctuation marks, the reverse question mark and the cancrizans comma and semi-colon. Canonical MWA thus contains fifty-two (52) of the fifty-five (55) non-ASCII graphemes required to execute contemporary standard written Arabic and Persian correctly. 94.55%, that comes to. Not bad for .... There is also the keheh otiosa, so the table will be found to contain fifty-three (53) items in all. As regards the other 203 items of an 8-bit encoding, the MWA Unisortium prescinds from promulgating any prescriptive directives whatsoever. Feel 79.3% free.
067E 81 pih .... .. 0686 8D chiym .... 0698 8E zhih .... .. 06AF 90 gaaf .... .. 06A9 98 "keheh" .... .. 060C A1 comma .... .. 061B BA semi-colon .... .. 061F BF question mark .... .. 0621 C1 hamza 0622 C2 alif + madda 0623 C3 alif + hamza 0624 c4 waaw + hamza 0625 C5 alif + hamza (+ kasra) 0626 c6 yaa + hamza 0627 C7 hamza 0628 C8 baa 0629 C9 taa marbuwTa 062A CA taa 062B CB thaa 062C CC jiym 062D CD Haa 062E CE khaa 062F CF daal 0630 D0 dhaal 0631 D1 raa 0632 D2 zaay 0633 D3 siyn 0634 D4 shiyn 0635 D5 Saad 0636 D6 Daad .. 0637 D8 Taa 0638 D9 Zaa 0639 DA &ayn 063A DB ghayn .... 0640 DC taTwiyl 0641 DD faa 0642 DE qaaf 0643 DF kaaf 0644 E1 laam .. 0645 E3 miym 0646 E4 nuwn 0647 E5 haa 0648 E6 waaw .. 0649 EC alif maqSuwra 064A ED yaa .. 064B F0 fatHatayn 064C F1 Dammatayn 064D F2 kasratayn 064E F3 fatHa .. 064F F5 Damma 0650 F6 kasra .. 0651 F8 shadda 0652 FA sukuwn (Lacunae) U+0670 XX "dagger alif" U+0671 XX alif + waSla U+06C0 XX haa + hamza
The MWA Unisortium is strictly a legislative body. If you are interested in making any of the above actually happen on any particular computer, we refer you to the Executive Branch.
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