Re: logical order (and Tamil)

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Fri Jul 26 2002 - 20:29:02 EDT

From: "Kenneth Whistler" <>

> So I would like to get a clarification of MichKa's claim that:
> > Sinnathurai Srivas is a member of INFITT's WG02 (Working Group 02,
> > Tamil) who has been long advocating changes to Unicode Tamil that would
> > done in a "linear" manner that would remove the requirement of complex
> > rendering. It would of course require many changes to rendering rules
> > character properties.
> I can see, yes, that scheme B would have different rendering rules
> than the (standard) scheme A, but where do we end up with different
> character properties? All of the Tamil vowels (u, uu, e, ee, o, oo)
> in question are combining marks of class 0, and would stay so in either
> scheme. Or I guess another way of saying this is that while I see
> obvious differences in *glyph* properties here, I don't see any call
> for differences in *character* properties.

Yes, you are correct -- I misspoke here. I meant character properties.


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