Can anybody shed further light on this one, forwarded from the
Conv-Dev@elot.gr email discussion list on transliteration of Indic
Many thanks in advance
Forwarded message follows:
> Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 07:41:54 -0400
> From: Anthony P Stone <stone_catend@CompuServe.COM>
> Subject: KAN query
> To: Conv-Dev <email@example.com>
> Dear Colleagues
> Unicode / ISO/IEC10646 (at UCS+0CDE) uses the name Kannada Letter
> FA for the obsolete KAN letter which looks like a curly 'w' with
> little loops at its loose ends. F. Kittel identifies this with the
> TAM retroflex fricative which we are transliterating l_macr-b (A
> Grammar of the Kannada Language in English. Mangalore, 1903, p.13).
> On this basis, the correct position in Unicode / 10646 would have
> been UCS+0CB4, but this is empty.
> Why does Unicode / 10646 call it FA?
> Since l_macr-b is obsolete in Kannada, has the sign been given
> a new value?
> Dr Anthony P. Stone, Project Leader, ISO/TC46/SC2/WG12
> Transliteration of Indic scripts.
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