Re: U+0BA3, U+0BA9

From: Peter Jacobi (
Date: Sun Oct 26 2003 - 06:01:15 CST

Doug, Kenneth, All,

I', somewhat confused. I assume I'm lacking a lot
of background, but I can't interpolate successfully between
your answers:

"Doug Ewell" <> wrote:
> The Unicode character names attempt to be (a) unique and (b) reasonably
> mnemonic. Anything beyond that is a bonus. They expressly do *not*
> represent any form of transliteration or transcription scheme.

Kenneth Whistler <> wrote:
> The 10646 naming conventions, which are stuck with A-Z for
> transliteration, generally use doubled letters to indicate
> retroflex consonants, particular for Indic languages. When
> a third distinction needs to be made, as for Tamil, the
> third name occasionally just gets a tripled letter, as is
> the case for U+0BA9.

Are UNICODE character names transliterations? Yes, No, Sometimes, Not

Peter Jacobi

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