Re: Tamil Text Messaging in Mobile Phones

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Jul 22 2002 - 22:34:10 EDT

Sinnathurai Srivas <avarangal at hotmail dot com> wrote:

> see the above for a sample of typical modern Tamil designed for mobile
> texting without rendering support.

"Rendering" is the process of mapping character codes to displayable
glyphs on a screen or printer. Rendering support is always required,
even for English. You probably mean "without complex rendering
support," e.g. contextual glyph forms and glyph reordering.

> Text messaging in Tamil on Mobile phones. Would they only work with my
> proposed reformed Tamil characters?

Unicode is not the place to propose reforms in scripts or orthography.
Your proposed characters must first achieve popular usage before they
will be encoded.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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