From: Erkki Kolehmainen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 23:54:08 CST
On the attached:
Typing with a single or multiple keystrokes is totally independent of
the character encoding. The keyboard driver can generate from a single
keystroke a predefined sequence of multiple codes, whereas multiple
keystrokes can (and often do) lead to the generation of a single code.
Regards, Erkki I. Kolehmainen
John Wiedenhoeft wrote:
>> Not all of the diacritics used in these transliteration systems are
>> encoded in Unicode as combined letter + mark combinations. For some of
>> them you will need to use sequences of base letters and combining marks.
> ... which brings me to a general question (sorry if this is a stupid
> one, but I'm really new to this): there are letters encoded in unicode
> that could also be composed with combining marks etc. - I suppose it's
> because these letters are in use in some language and should be typed
> with a single keystroke (ä, ö, ü etc.).
> But shouldn't also letters used for transliteration be encoded the same
> way, since they are sometimes hard to compose, for example DIGRAPH A
> DOTLESS I WITH TILDE ABOVE, which is commonly used in transliterating
> DEVANAGARI LETTER AI + DEVANAGARI SIGN ANUSVARA (which denotes
> nasalization here, as in Margot Gatzlaff-Hälsig: Hindi-German Dictionary)?
> There is a pretty good font for Indic transliteration. It's called
> e-latin and can be found at
> Maybe one will find some candidats for a proposal there ;-) ?
> Best regards,
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