Re: Version 2.0 and Devanagari

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Mar 23 1996 - 13:10:50 EST

At 10:28 1996-03-23, Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
>My understanding is that the Unicode first draft encoding for Devanagari
>followed an obsolete version of the Indian National Code for Information
>Interchange. Has this been rectified in subsequent editions?

Naabhuut. There are some old SC2/WG2 documents about this, proposing such a
change, but WG2 and Unicode share the philosophy that ISO10646/Unicode
characters not be moved unless for very special reasons. This happened for
Korean Hangul very recently. Since the mapping between the new ISCII and
10646 is (I believe, though I have not verified this for myself)
one-to-one, it is not likely that such a change would be entertained. The
LINK character is not currently part of the ISO10646/Unicode, though it has
been proposed for inclusion recently. Evamasti....

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