L2/09-398
Source: Naga Ganesan / INFITT
Subject: Tamil fractions - Comment on L2/09-376
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We, at the Working Group on International Forum for Information
Technology in Tamil (http://infitt.org), are working on a
proposal to encode the archaic Tamil fractions (there are about
30 of them) in the Supplementary Multilingual Plane (SMP) of the
Unicode. The proposal will soon be submitted to UTC for consideration
to encode all Tamil fractions together a block in the SMP.
The Tamil fractions are very archaic and not used in contemporary
Tamil writings, and are best to be encoded all in a single Tamil
Extensions block in the SMP in ascending order.
Hence, INFITT Unicode Group requests UTC not to encode just 3 of
many available Tamil fractions in the BMP as mentioned in L2/09-376,
but requests to reserve a separate Tamil Extensions
block for the archaic Tamil fractions and various archaic signs.
Thanks.
Naga Ganesan
for
INFITT (http://infitt.org) working group on Tamil Unicode