From: Sinnathurai Srivas (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 14:51:23 CDT
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From: "Michael Everson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Unicode Discussion" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: Gaps in Brahmic Allocations (was: Tamil Collation vs
> At 20:42 +0100 2005-06-25, Richard Wordingham wrote:
>>I had always seen the gaps as forward planning, either for future parallel
>>developments, or for archaic letters as the use of the script was found to
>>encompass older practices.
> No, it was just ISCII.
>>However, the resuscitation or recognition of normatively discarded letters
>>may be seen as harmful - we're seeing a Tamil view, and there may be a
>>similar Lao view.
> We are not seeing a representative Tamil view. And under no circumstances
> will we AVOID encoding historical letters if there is a genuine need for
> them. This is the Universal Character Set.
This is an attempt to Sanskritise Tamil as was done with other Indic
languages. This is equivalant to destroying Tamil and it's identity.
English is the world language. why not Unicode destory all other wastefull
languages and make English the UTF8?
>>I can't help wondering if some of the spelling reforms (Lao, Tai Lue) have
>>had a hidden agenda of breaking links to a Pali heritage.
> I think this highly unlikely.
> Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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