On Tue, 21 Dec 1999 email@example.com wrote:
> >> Could the Devanagari halant be used with Latin script,
> runes, etc.? This > is just a quick idea. Feel free to shoot
> it down.
> >Two problems: virama has its own default glyph, and there
> seems to be no reason to use DEVANAGARI VIRAMA rather than one
> of the dozen or so other viramas.
> This begs a question I once wondered about: why weren't the
> various viramas unified? No matter now, though, whatever the
> answer is: it's too late to go back and change things.
Tuesday, December 21, 1999
Yes, "halant unification" now seems procedurally impossible and politicaly
undesirable. I thint it would make Unicode(tm) and ISCII harder to
Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
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