According to David Crystal, Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language:
Shan is spoken in Burma and South China; belongs to the Tai language family;
and is spoken by approx. 2 million people.
Mon (Talaing) is spoken in Burma and Thailand; is of the Austro-Asiatic
(Mon-Khmer) language family; spoken by approx. 415,000-700,000 people.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Everson [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, August 02, 1998 2:24 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: Shan, Mon, Kayin, Chin extensions to Burmese
> Attached is a PDF file with some glyphs which are, apparently, extensions
> to the Latin alphabet used with the Shan language.
> I have no idea what any of the glyphs are used for, whether the set is
> exhaustive (though it is intended to be), or whether the set is
> I didn't bother to make all the glyphs for the digits because I was
> tired. They all (except 0) differ from the usual Burmese digits.
> Anyone have information on Shan?
> Or on Mon? Kayin? Chin? << File: shan-sample.pdf >> << File:
> ATT202589.txt >>
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