I don't speak Arabic, but I need specific support for Arabic on our web. I need parts of Arabic words to be in a
Insert a zero-width joiner (e.g. using the entity reference
‍) at the end of the
span element content:
More generally, the zero-width joiners at the start and end of each
span element as well as (just to be more sure) before and after each
span element, in situations where the text should have cursive (joining) behavior and
span may break it.
The issue is discussed and illustrated on the Bidirectional text page by Andreas Prilop.
Update: Unfortunately, it seems that even
‍ does not help on current versions of WebKit browsers. They seem to treat HTML markup as breaking joining behavior, no matter what.
Update 2: As described in @NasserAl-Wohaibi’s comment, the new problem can be solved by using
‍ twice. However, in current Safari (5.1.7) for Windows, it does not help; in fact, it displays even
ش‍س wrong whereas without the joiner, it shows