From: Jaap Pranger (
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 23:48:27 EDT

At 17:37 +0200 2000.08.24, James E. Agenbroad wrote:

> Yes indeed. Mr. Leca points out that ISCII uses two halants to
>mean an 'explicit halant'--one not to be replaced by a more complicated
>conjunct. I guess I prefer the Unicode ZWJ.

(You meant ZWNJ)

I still don't know which ISCII application Mr. Antoine was using, but on
the Mac the typing of two halants in order to get a context-sensitive
rendering of one explicit halant, must be very similar in that the
'inner storage' (8-bit) codes of ka-virama-virama-ka are B3-E8-E8-B3.

Typing: ka_halant_halant_ka
Rendering: ka_explicit halant_ka
Local code: B3-E8-E8-B3

But....... TEC translates this as:
UTF-8: <E0-A4-95><E0-A5-8D><E2-80-8C><E0-A4-95>

<E0-A4-95> = U+0915 = ka
<E0-A5-8D> = U+094D = halant
<E2-80-8C> = U+200C = ZWNJ

So here is the prefered ZWNJ. Actually, in ISCII there cannot be a
ZWNJ because ISCII is a 7-bit standard. (According to John Smith:
"ACII is the name used for the full 8-bit character set comprising
7-bit ASCII in the lower half and 7-bit ISCII in the upper half.")



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