From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 23:51:04 CDT
Sinnathurai Srivas wrote,
> with the annotation "Indic transliteration".
> please send a pointer to the above
In the text descriptions of the characters, there are several which
are annotated as being for Indic transcription.
So, some of these characters were added to the Latin script ranges
even though they serve no other purpose than to transcribe Indic
languages/scripts. Perhaps as many as 95% of the people using
Latin-based writing systems would never need these transcription
characters, but they must be a part of the Universal Character Set
in order for the character set to be useful to Indologists and other
scholars. Minority needs must be met in order for the character
set to be universal.
Note also that if these transcription characters were being proposed
now, they would be rejected because they would already be
representable in Unicode using combining diacritics.
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