From: N. Ganesan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 08:55:33 CDT
Srivas mentions in his mails about
deprecating SHA (U+0BB6).
This cannot be done as there are some users
who want to transliterate Sanskrit words
one-to-one need sha letter.
A user request - Ashok Pennathur's mail:
And, Dr. Kalyan's(next Chair, INFITT) reply"
Wrote this in the INFITT WG on Unicode:
Deprecation of U+0BB6 cannot be done because:
a) Unicode stability policy prohibits moving or removing
an encoded letter. If some user does not want it, that's fine.
b) U+0BB6 is very much needed for one-to-one transliteration
between Indic scripts including Tamil. (This is the main
reason I was enthusiastic about 0bb6 getting into Tamil
c) Sri conjunct, a Sanskrit loan word in Tamil, is defined
using 0bb6 and its equivalent in all Indian languages.
(Yes, there could be approximating transcriptions,
but SRI's exact transliteration needs 0bb6).
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