From: N. Ganesan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 11 2005 - 13:38:55 CDT
Philippe Verdy wrote:
>However I won't say that the Unicode standard is wrong.
>It just oversimplifies the problem, so that it allows people
>using the standard making false assumptions about the true
>structure of those Brahmic scripts.
Because Tamil does not have conjuncts, it was
easy in 1990s to come up with many 8-bit glyph
based encodings for e-mail exchanges. Every Tamil
newspaper or magazine has its own 8bit encoding. Tamil Nadu
government has a bilingual 8-bit encoding called TAB,
something similar to TSCII used in a few yahoogroups.
In general, Unicode gets maximum number of users
than these any variant of 8bit encodings.
No 8bit encoding has spelled out the character
names so far, and there is some discussion
on possible character names in tscii encoding.
Many times a referent is Unicode charnames to
come up with new names
My thoughts on Tamil character names:
In that group, for few weeks, Unicode Tamil
implementation is mentioned often.
Btw, the list archives stop in March 2004:
Has the list closed its operations? Or, is
there a successor list operating?
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