> Thanks, now I can see the derivation.
> Where does it originate? Is this new, or has it been around forever?
It has been around for a long time, I have a book from the 1920's using it.
> In any case, why is it not representable in Unicode at this time? You give
> the sequence:
> LETTER A, VIRAMA, LETTER YA, VOWEL SIGN AA
> or as Walter Torrange wrote:
> U+0985 U+09CD U+09AF U+09BE
> which seems perfectly reasonable to me. Would there be any other
> conflicting interpretation of such a sequence? If not, could this just be
> documented as above?
The only reason it might not be representable is that some applications might
not accept a secondary letter after a vowel, and thus print it as
LETTER A, DOTTED-CIRCLE, VIRAMA, LETTER YA, VOWEL SIGN AA,
or something like that, which is not what you want to see.
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