Ms. Lisa Moore
Chair, Unicode Technical Committee
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, The Unicode Consortium
P.O. Box No.391476
Mountain view, CA 94039-1476
Recommendations on Tamil Fractions and special symbols in Unicode – Postponement of decision in Unicode Technical Committee – Requested.
letter No.1766/eGov I/2015, dated 6.5.2015
2. Your email dated 07.5.2015.
2. In this connection, I am to state that Dr.Sriramana Sharma had earlier proposed codes for 55 glyphs relating to old Tamil fractions and symbols. Recently considering their importance and the need to institute symbols with suitability, shape-appropriateness, content and annotations, well-known Epigraphists, Archeologists, Experts dealing with old manuscripts, Experts having knowledge about traditional accounting records etc were invited to look at these symbols and offer their comments through a series of meetings held over the last couple of months in Madras University, Chennai.
4. Therefore, we request the Unicode Technical Committee not to proceed with balloting at present but maintain status quo ante onto the level at which the proposal has progressed till now. We also request Unicode Technical Committee to take up the matter with ISO as may be required.
for Principal Secretary to Government.
Smt Swaran Lata
Director and HOD (TDIL)
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology,
New Delhi -110 003