Arabic Presentation Forms-B

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Arabic Presentation Forms-B
Range U+FE70..U+FEFF
(144 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Arabic (140 char.)
Common (1 char.)
Symbol sets contextual and isolate forms of Arabic letters and points
Assigned 141 code points
Unused 3 reserved code points
Unicode version history
1.0.0 140 (+140)
3.2 141 (+1)
Note: [1][2]

Arabic Presentation Forms-B is a Unicode block encoding spacing forms of Arabic diacritics, and contextual letter forms. The presentation forms are present only for compatibility with older standards, and are not currently needed for coding text.[3]

Block[edit]

Arabic Presentation Forms-B[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+FE7x ﹿ
U+FE8x
U+FE9x
U+FEAx
U+FEBx ﺿ
U+FECx
U+FEDx
U+FEEx
U+FEFx ZWN
 BSP 
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

History[edit]

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Arabic Presentation Forms-B block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+FE70..FE72, FE74, FE76..FEFC, FEFF 140 (to be determined)
3.2 U+FE73 1 L2/01-069 Davis, Mark (2001-01-29), Proposal Summary Form for Arabic character tail for final Seen family (Seen, Sheen, Saad, Daad) 
L2/01-095 N2322 Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2001-02-05), Proposal to add "Arabic Tail Fragment" character 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  3. ^ The Unicode Consortium. The Unicode Standard, Version 6.0.0, (Mountain View, CA: The Unicode Consortium, 2011. ISBN 978-1-936213-01-6), Chapter 8