From: Sinnathurai Srivas (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jun 20 2005 - 14:14:13 CDT
The use of colouring combining marks (dependent vowels) and diacritical
marks are normal.
Only last week, I saw a child used this technique to clolour a birthday
I also use combining diacritical markes to teach Tamil. Such as identifying
10 basic vowels (a, i, u, e, o, ar, ir, ur, er, or) . see
first line of the page: Thamiz̧
second line of the page: அ̂merica அ́mbrella
S R i vas
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Ewell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Unicode Mailing List" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Richard Wordingham" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: Colouring combining Marks (was: unicode Digest V5 #149)
> Richard Wordingham <richard dot wordingham at ntlworld dot com> wrote:
>> As an aside, I'm beginning to get confused by the 'order' terminology.
>> I use to assume that visual order was the(?) orderly order the eye
>> would follow when reading, but that does not seem to be so for RTL
>> I suspect 'logical order' really just means, 'the order we like'.
> Most of the time, when I see the term "visual order," the writer really
> means "left-to-right," which of course is absurd for Arabic and Hebrew
> and such. I consider it a holdover from older computer technologies
> that could only display things left-to-right, built by people for whom
> LTR was the "normal" reading direction.
> I'd prefer to see "visual order" used to mean the direction generally
> appropriate for the script -- LTR for Latin, RTL for Hebrew -- but
> without reordering or other details that break the normal
> directionality. "Logical order" would be similar, but with these
> details added. I'm sure an expert in Bengali or Tamil or Khmer could
> come up with suitable examples.
> Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California
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