Re: Tamil Text Messaging in Mobile Phones

Date: Mon Jul 29 2002 - 15:20:21 EDT

On 07/29/2002 05:13:34 AM "Sinnathurai Srivas" wrote:

>Having considered the above, my estimate is (this is a figure plugged out
>the sky) it will take 15 years for mobilephones to support rendering of
>languages simultaniously.

As Roozbeh mentioned, you probably don't need mobile phones that support
rendering of all languages simultaneously, but can probably manage with
phones that do just those that your users need. As for mobilephone handling
complex rendering, I know that implementations do exist for Arabic; I can't
imagine why implementations couldn't be done for (non-"linear") Tamil. This
shouldn't be seen as a reason for script reform, therefore. (Srivas has
already pointed out that the reform is being considered for reasons other
than technology limitations, so this is just a passing comment.)

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
Tel: +1 972 708 7485
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