On Wed, 5 Aug 1998, Michael Everson wrote:
> Ar 14:44 -0700 1998-08-04, scríobh Rick McGowan:
> >If someone has a copy of Nakanishi handy, that would probably be another
> >source. Mine's at home today...
> > Rick
> >> > 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.
> Nakanishi doesn't show it. Daniels and Bright don't show it. Haarmann shows
> it as "ra" and equates it with TAMIL LETTER LLLA (U+0BB4) (also in
> "Altkaranesisch" (Old Kannada), "Ceres", Malayalam, and Vatteluttu).
> Faulmann shows the Old Kannada character (which has a crossbar between the
Wednesday, August 5, 1998
Isn't the character with a crossbar betwen the loops U+0CB1 "Kannada
letter rra"? Some citations to non-Western sources might be helpful too;
it seems absent from ISCII (IS13194: 1991) and Lambert's Introduction to
the scripts of South India and Ceylon (the Indian characters being
handwritten in the latter I can't say for certain).
Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
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