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

From: Sinnathurai Srivas (
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 23:24:57 CDT

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    In Indic encoding each language has it's code allocation as scripts are totally different, unlike Latin where most of the aplphabet looks and means similar.

    In the case of Tamil, SK script is being added in code spaces allocated for Tamil to forcefully say Tamil has canonism in Characters.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Patrick Andries
      To: David Starner
      Cc: Unicode List
      Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 2:01 AM
      Subject: Re: Tamil sha (U+0BB6) - deprecate it?

      David Starner a écrit :
    On 6/26/05, Patrick Andries <> wrote:
      Not the French writing system. It is an API symbol.. French is not
    written in API (for the moment).
      I chose "writing system" on purpose.

    No, Well, yes : it is not written in API and to me this symbol is an API symbol (I know it is used in Sami also) but...

    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.

      I see where you're going and it is true that Unicode scripts unify symbols used by many writing systems and thus languages.
      Or as the glossary says : « Script. A collection of symbols used to represent textual information in one or more writing systems.»

      So it may well be that the Tamil script would use symbols used to write more than the Tamil writing system (or language).

      P. A.

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