Re: Tamil 0B83: Tamil Aytham and Devanagari VisargaL

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Apr 01 2005 - 16:01:32 CST

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    At 22:45 +0100 2005-04-01, Sinnathurai Srivas wrote:
    >Code Chart, the front page is not telling the truth.


    >It calls Aytham as VisargaL.

    Yes, it does.

    >It is wrong.

    Yes, it is.

    >It is technically wrong.

    No, it is not. It is a unique string of characters that identifies
    that code position.

    >It does not do what Visarga migt do!

    No, it doesn't.

    >It is not Visarga.

    No, it isn't. Though it is probably derived from the Tamil Grantha visarga.

    >It breaks Unicode implementations, because of it's untru descriptive name.

    No, it doesn't.

    >It is an insult to a suffering minority language.

    No, it isn't. And Tamil is not a minority language. It has 74,000,000
    speakers, according to the Ethnologue. Hungarian, by comparison, has
    14,500.000 speakers.

    Get a grip.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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