RE: Never say never

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 20:04:17 EST

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    At 23:53 +0000 2003-02-11, Andy White wrote:

    >And I today see that the precomposed character '0B71 ORIYA LETTER WA'
    >has been added to the UCS4.0 charts
    >This is clearly a composition of ORIYA LETTER O and ORIYA LETTER LETTER
    >VA (BA).

    That's its origin, yes. But because it is not normal in Oriya to
    subjoin letters to independent vowels, we have thought it best to
    consider this to be a new consonant letter (a different thing from
    KSSA ligatures, for example). See

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