From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 18:39:45 CDT
At 21:05 +0100 2005-06-26, Sinnathurai Srivas wrote:
>More than anything, it is a gradual attempt to make the last
>remaining Indian language Sanskritised without sound technical
>reasons. I do not think it is the duty of Unicode to be part of this
>extra ordinary plot. You can see that all other Indic languages are
Mr Srivas shows himself here to have a singularly unscientific.
>English is the worlds advanced language at the moment. ask those
>wish to deprecate Tamil, if they would be interested in giving up
>Indic for English. The out cry will be forceful. It is because Tamil
>has no defence, no Government, being subordinate citizens, unable to
>stop this kinds of attack.
The Tamil script is under attack from NO ONE.
>It is not Unicode's duty to destroy Tamil. It has the worlds
>earliest written, highly sophisticated Grammar.
Tamil is not more special than any other language, and this assertion
with regard to its antiquity is unsubstantiated.
>Sanskrit evolved half from Tamil and now in the form of Indic want
>to destroy it through Unicode. All those struggles of Tamils over
>some hundreds of years is being dismantled by Unicode. This must
This is nothing but a pack of lies. Mr Srivas, I will not communicate
with you further on the topic of Tamil encoding. You have not
demonstrated yourself to be a credible expert. Quite the opposite.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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