From: Andy White (Andy__White@btinternet.com)
Date: Wed Feb 12 2003 - 00:11:48 EST
The discussion on the never say never thread has left me confused;
when is a Indic Vowel/Consonant combination a candidate for inclusion into the USC / ISO 10646?
The ORIYA LETTER WA (A.K.A. ORIYA VOWEL O WITH SUBSCRIPT CONSONANT VA) obviously was.
The acceptance of this character into the standard is very significant. There are quite a few other Indic vowel/consonant letter combinations that have come into use over time, and a lot of people have been puzzling over on how to encode them for quite some time now.
An example is the Devanagri Letter Vocalic R with Superscript Letter Ra (aka Vowel Ru with Reph). Despite many discussions, no one has been able to come to any agreement as to how to encode it. Is this a candidate? If not; how to encode it?
Another is 'Bengali Letter Central A' used to transcribe English 'a' as in ball. (Comparable to Devanagri Chandra A). It is visibly a Bengali letter A with posfixed letter Ya (Bengali Letter A with Ya-phalaa). I think that this letter, among with a few others not mentioned, should be included for compatibility with the Devanagri code block. But what do you think?
(When the Vowelsign_AA is added to the above, it is pronounced as 'a' as in bat. It is this sequence that is described in the Indic FAQ and not the above)
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