Devanagari Letter Short A

From: Ernest Cline (
Date: Mon Feb 16 2004 - 00:28:37 EST

  • Next message: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin: "The Bat -- Unicode "unsavvy"?"

    I've been trying to make sense of the Indian scripts, but am
    having one small difficulty. I can't seem to find the ISCII 1991
    equivalent for U+0904 (DEVANAGARI LETTER SHORT A).

    Is this a character that is part of the set accessed by the
    extended code (xF0) or was this part of the ISCII 1988
    standard that did not survive the changes to ISCII 1991?

    Alternatively, does ISCII encode this as xA4 + xE0 as this
    would seem to generate the proper glyph even tho it
    violates the syllable grammar given in Section 8 of ISCII?

    Or even more alternatively, am I just missing something
    that should be obvious, but which for some reason I can't see?
    Even with the slight differences in the naming conventions
    between ISCII and Unicode, I don't seem to be misplacing
    any of the other vowels or consonants.

    Ernest Cline

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Mon Feb 16 2004 - 01:21:33 EST