I didn't know there was unicode support for 'Phags-pa. Do you remeber the name or URL for that blog?
Relax and enjoy it.
It would like kinda like Arabic.
I was thinking that too (with the letter joining) but wouldn't the letters now be sideways if we did that?
Yeah, you're right. So, that wouldn't work.
Manchu's writing system is based in Arabic (or was it Sogdian...?)
It is descended from Sogdian but it's most recent ancestor is Mongolian, which itself comes from Old Uyghur (which came from Sogdian).