Re: Tamil 0B83: Tamil Aytham and Devanagari VisargaL

From: James Kass (
Date: Thu Mar 31 2005 - 23:09:55 CST

Here's a link offering some official detail about the policy:

In the past, people have made some forceful arguments against
this policy on this e-mail list, but the responses indicate that
this policy is not likely to be changed.

As Doug Ewell has pointed out, there was surely no intention
of insult with regards to the Unicode name of the Tamil Aytham.
Since the character has been part of Unicode since version 1.0, it
seems likely that the name was simply carried over from an
earlier standard, perhaps the ISCII standard.

The Unicode name serves as a unique identifier of a character. These
names may be right, they may be wrong, they may be misspelled,
but, (smile) at least they are unique! No other character will have
the same name string.

Best regards,

James Kass

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