separate code positions for Malayalam 'chillu' characters

From: K.G Sulochana (
Date: Wed Feb 12 2003 - 04:17:51 EST

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     It is proposed that the five pure consonants (Chillu characters) in Malayalam
    ( )be given separate code positions in Malayalam Unicode block. In ISCII based applications, three keys are used to form each of these characters as shown below.
















    These characters are used/occur widely in Malayalam writing (about 10% in normal writing).

    Also NUKTA (NUK) is not a character in the Malayalam Script and not represented in Malayalam Unicode.

    I would like to have expert opinion on this.

    Malayalam Resource Centre,
    ER&DCI, Thiruvananthapuram.


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