From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Mar 02 2003 - 08:22:15 EST
>1. The sequence 'Vowel+Virama+Ya...' is illogical to scholars of
>Bengali and indeed Indic languages in general.
I refuted this yesterday by indication that this usage is an innovation.
>2. Such sequences are not semantically equivalent to the intended
... sentence fragment.
>3. There are no other cases of a Vowel+Virama combination in the
>Unicode encoding model.
Yes, there are. Khmer.
>4. Yaphalaa is not equivalent to 'Virama+Ya'
Yes, it is, as I showed yesterday.
>5. ISCII implementations encode these letters as separate characters
>corresponding to the Devanagari Candra A & E. Unicode should follow
>the example of these implementations.
No, it shouldn't. Unicode has a method for writing these sequences
already and a second method for doing so should not be introduced.
Use mapping tables to exchange ISCII and Unicode data.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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