Re: Tamil Collation vs Transliteration/Transcription Encoding

From: Sinnathurai Srivas (
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 23:03:15 CDT

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    From: "Michael Everson" <>
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    Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 12:33 AM
    Subject: Re: Tamil Collation vs Transliteration/Transcription Encoding

    > At 21:02 +0100 2005-06-26, Richard Wordingham wrote:
    >>Would a font for Tamil Grantha and Tamil language Tamil script have the
    >>same glyphs for the letters and vowels in both the Tamil language Tamil
    >>script and Tamil Granta script?
    > No. Tamil Grantha will be encoded separately.
    > --

    This is causing another canonisation like problem. No Tamil content except
    few forein names and wods use Grantham letters. Yet in it's normal use Tamil
    characters equivalant to Grantham characters are in use.

    Unicode is causing more and more confusion in the form of Grantham

    Another duplication complication is being added to Tamil by Unicode.

    Grantham can have it's own code space. Please do not change Tamil to the
    wishes of another langugae.


    > Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *

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