From: N. Ganesan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 06 2005 - 16:33:43 CST
I am not suggesting adding any symbols
for fractions in Tamil or Malayalam.
There are tons of fractions in Tamil, for
example. Nowadays, the Hindu-Arabic numerals
and decimal system has replaced all these.
If the claim is correct, the glyph for Zero
need to be changed. That's all.
Malayalam zero in line with
all other Indian zero digits needs to be
Varghese Chacko, a native Malayalam speaker,
has reported the problem to Unicode.
The glyph given at location 0x0D66 is not '0'(Zero) as
said in your documents(U0D00.pdf) The symbol you have
given is the glyph for '1/2'. Malayalam has its own glyph
for '3/4','1/2','1/4','1/8' etc... and the glyph for '0'(Zero) in
Malayalam is similar to one given at 0x0D02.
(b) Look at:
Here too, the Malayalam zero is just similar to
any other Indian language digit Zero.
Let me check K. P. Mohanan's chapter 38.
Also, can Ken give me a refernce of Nakanishi, 1980?
May be Ken is right, but the variance with
all other Indian digit zero and (a) and (b)
makes me suspect whether the glyph for Malayalam zero
is right. If this glyph is zero, then how does
1/2 symbol look? ...
Also, I would like to see usage samples of 1 and 1/2
in Malayalam books.
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