Re: Tamil conjunct consonants (was: Encoding Tamil SRI)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Nov 07 2003 - 07:19:47 EST

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    At 10:34 +0000 2003-11-07, wrote:

    >I'm still concerned about the SHRII ligature encoding, though.
    >Of course, it makes sense to treat the ligature as a conjunct
    >of SHA + RA + II, but since SA + RA + II seems to have been
    >the "official" way to encode the ligature -- the proposed
    >change will break existing implementations.

    That's the price of disunification. But it's the right thing to do.

    >It might be best to add the new SHA character without changing
    >the existing SHRII encoding (SA + RA + II).

    That would be incorrect, however.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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