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Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by yusufadam, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. yusufadam Senior Member

    Is there any difference when writing/typing between a همزة الوصل and همزة القطع ?
  2. barkoosh Senior Member

    Native Arabs don't write/type همزة الوصل. It's rarely written. Typewriters didn't have it. The early versions of Windows (which now provides the best support for Arabic) didn't have it as a character. It's not part of the Arabic keyboard. It's not shown here on the alef of الوصل and القطع.

    As for همزة القطع, while some say that it should be written/typed in all its occurrences, some don't write it above or below the alef at the beginning of a word:
    أنا - انا -- إلى - الى -- إيمان - ايمان

    I hope this is what you mean :)
  3. إسكندراني

    إسكندراني Senior Member

    أرض الأنجل
    عربي (مصر)ـ | en (gb)
    I was taught that it is considered a spelling mistake to omit همزة القطع whatever its location

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