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[editor's note: This message reaches us in mid-discussion, but would be a good topic for members of H-Hausa. Others in this discussion are also invited to join the new H-Hausa list if they haven't already. -JP] Jacob, Good to hear from you. I'm afraid I don't have any answers personally, though I've heard from Lameen Souag that Unicode extended Arabic does not include all the markings necessary for some transcriptions of Berber. I'll cc this to the "a12n-collaboration" working group of which he and some other people who work with Unicode and/or non-Latin scripts are members. I'll also cc to John Philips who has worked a lot with Ajami for Hausa, in case he has any comments. I have some old materials in and on the Ajami for Pular of Guinea but haven't tried checking the diacritics uses against what Unicode has. A larger question would seem to be whether a more thorough research on markings used in Arabic-based transcriptions is needed for Unicode (perhaps it's in the works already?). All the best! Don Don Osborn firstname.lastname@example.org *Bisharat! A language, technology & development initiative *Bisharat! Initiative langues - technologie - développement http://www.bisharat.net Quoting Jacob Dyer <email@example.com>: > Don Osborn, > I am attempting to build an Ajami web > transliteration tool for Gambian Mandinka using existing fonts, based on > some fieldwork I did in The Gambia this spring. The problem is > that I can't seem to find the standard vowel diacritics in the Unicode > standard. I looked at Woods' page, but didn't find it their. I > figured you might know something I don't. > -Jacob > > Jacob A. Dyer III > > > Alternative e-address: jad2034@c... [ . . . ] Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu.