Re: Tamil sha (U+0BB6) - deprecate it?

From: David Starner (
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 18:38:01 CDT

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    On 6/26/05, Patrick Andries <> wrote:
    > Richard Wordingham a écrit :
    > > Sinnathurai Srivas wrote:
    > >
    > >> Unicode is not justified in forcing Tamil to accept a Sanskrit letter
    > >> in Tamil. It is like forcing French to accept a special character
    > >> (say it exists) ng to French.
    > >
    > >
    > > Actually, Unicode has added such a character, ŋ (U+014B), to the
    > > *script* used by the French *language*.
    > Not the French writing system. It is an API symbol.. French is not
    > written in API (for the moment).

    No, ŋ is primarily used for writing several languages. It is as much
    an IPA symbol than a or b. And ŋ is part of the script, Latin, used by
    the French language, just like this letter is part of the script used
    by the Tamil language. That doesn't mean that either French or Tamil
    ever uses these letters.

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