From: Poopathi Manickam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Apr 09 2005 - 18:33:44 CST
Hope this link will help...!?
----- Original Message -----
From: "N. Ganesan" <email@example.com>
To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2005 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: Malayalam Zero - an error
> Philippe Verdy wrote:
>>I rechecked the ISCII standard for Malalayam,
> The URLs you have given, are not ISCII at all. They are actually
> Unicode proposals, and so they refer to what is in Unicode, and not
> ISCII, code chart.
> In fact, Unicode 4.1 does not follow ISCII-1991. ISCII-1988 is what is
> followed in Unicode 1.0
> from which Unicode has changed much as far as Indic scripts are
> concerned. See Antoine Leca's earlier message explaining that the bug
> in the glyph, U+0D66 has nothing to do with ISCII.
> [Begin quote]
> Philippe Verdy wrote:
>> If there's such an error, then the error comes from ISCII.
> I guess not.
> AFAIK, ISCII does not show, much less prescribe, the shape
> for the script variants of the digits. Only the traditional
> forms for Devanagari are showed.
> [End quote]
>> If there's such an error, then the error comes from ISCII
> Not really.
>>and particularly its document
>>that tracks the proposed changes in Unicode related to this script:
> Good that Tamil, closely allied script to Malayalam is mentioned. Even
> tho' the proposed changes document does not show Tamil digit zero, it
> neatly shows up as U+0BE6 in unicode 4.1. Similarly to fix the bug in
> the U+0D66, Unicode needs to use a glyph similar to, say, tamil or
> kannada or telugu digit zero.
> Tried to read this URL
> Because the name of the concerned language itself is in error,
> correcting it to the real language, Malayalam shows the Unicode code
>>See that ISCII did not include any position for
>>Tamil zero digit. So there's no error for Tamil,
>>but ISCII really includes the one half glyph for
>>inexistant Malayalam digit zero...
> According to Leca's message, ISCII does not prescribe the glyph for
> neither Malayalam nor Tamil. Then, error in U+D066 is due to Unicode
> code chart.
> The simplest way to solve this problem is to change the representative
> glyph for Zero digit in U+0D66 in accord with digit zero all Indian
> languages including Malayalam printed books.
> I'm afraid that the transitional period of using what is 0.5 as zero
> (0) in Malayalam
> publications have in all likelihood, never existed. This is due to the
> strentgth of native Malayalam mathematics, see Kerala mathematicians'
> Eg., Gregorys' series is now Madhava-Gregory series because Madhava
> was the first to formulate the series solution few centuries earlier.
> N. Ganesan
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