Malayalam Zero - an error

From: N. Ganesan (naa.ganesan@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Apr 06 2005 - 12:56:10 CST

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    Zero digit in all literary Indian languages
    have deep connection with European zero digit
    "Greek omicron". ( (a) The logic of unity :
    the discovery of zero and emptiness in
    Praj˝aparamita thought by H. Matsuo, SUNY, 1987
    (b) The nothing that is : a natural history of zero by
    R. Kaplan, OUP, 2000 ).

    Take a look at zero in Indian languages
    (Of course, Tamil zero needs to be added here).
    http://www.omniglot.com/language/numerals2.htm

    Malayalam zero is exactly the same as
    Tamil zero or Hindi zero.
    But in unicode Malayalam codechart,
    http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0D00.pdf
    0D66 defines a symbol as malayalam zero.
    Actually, it is a symbol for "1/2", not Zero.

    The error in the malayalam zero sign
    needs to be corrected. Malayalam zero
    sign correction is not found in pipeline
    chart either.
    http://www.unicode.org/alloc/Pipeline.html

    N. Ganesan



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