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Bug #20617

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/\pArabic/ character property doesn't match certain Arabic characters

Added by kytrinyx (Katrina Owen) 5 days ago. Updated 4 days ago.

Status:
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Target version:
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ruby -v:
ruby 3.2.2 (2023-03-30 revision e51014f9c0) [x86_64-darwin21]
[ruby-core:118487]

Description

I am not sure this is a bug.

On some occasions I have Arabic text, but the Arabic character property rejects it as being Arabic.

Example:

str = "شغل مرحلة أولى ، جداً؟"
/^\p{Arabic}$/.match(str).inspect
# => nil

str.chars.reject {|char| /\p{Arabic}/.match(char)}.uniq
# arabic space, arabic comma, arabic question mark, and arabic fatahan

This isn't a problem, since I defined my own regex to include the missing characters, but wanted to raise it in case it is, in fact, a bug.

Updated by alanwu (Alan Wu) 5 days ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

The "Arabic" property is a "scripts" property, which doesn't include punctuations: https://www.unicode.org/standard/supported.html

Ruby documentation for Unicode properties is here: https://docs.ruby-lang.org/en/3.3/regexp/unicode_properties_rdoc.html
The Regexp class level documentation has more general information about matching with Unicode properties.

A way to additionally match the punctuations in your test string is by matching their Unicode block:

"شغلمرحلةأولى،جداً؟".chars.all? { /\p{In_Arabic}/.match?(_1) } # => true

Updated by duerst (Martin Dürst) 4 days ago

(\p{In_Arabic} may not be enough. There are 8 blocks with a name containing 'Arabic'. For details, see e.g. https://www.unicode.org/Public/15.1.0/ucd/Blocks.txt.

They would be selectable with:

\p{In_Arabic}|\p{In_Arabic_Extended_A}|\p{In_Arabic_Extended_B}|\p{In_Arabic_Extended_C}|\p{In_Arabic_Mathematical_Alphabetic_Symbols}|\p{In_Arabic_Presentation_Forms_A}|\p{In_Arabic_Presentation_Forms_B}|\p{In_Arabic_Supplement}).

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