Dependent vowels

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Fri Oct 30 1998 - 12:11:01 EST

Someone was asking me recently why they should use the Unicode Indic dependent
vowels internally. I don't see any reason to use them because they make
akshara construction and searching more complicated. They are only useful for

I was wondering if anyone here actually uses them and why?
Mark Leisher
Computing Research Lab Here is to a good rule of thumb:
New Mexico State University Too clever can be dumb.
Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL -- Ogden Nash
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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