From: N. Ganesan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 30 2005 - 06:27:43 CDT
Gregg Reynolds (email@example.com) wrote
>You are not alone in thinking Unicode does not
>serve your language community, but don't forget
>it was never Unicode's intention to serve
>language communities. It's just a character
>encoding, not a language encoding. Unicode
>happens to also do serious damage to the entire
>world of right-to-left languages such as Arabic (IMO),
>but it had no choice, given that it was constrained
>to adopt legacy encodings. No point in whining
>about that. And it is probably better than what
>we had before. Still, it is up to than language
>community to decide to do something better.
For resources and other practical difficulties,
I think Unicode will be the only one 16-bit
encoding for Tamil for a long time. Haven't even
heard of someone coming up with competition.
But Tamil script being a script with only
non-conjuncts (unlike eg. Devanagari or
Tamil Grantha scripts), many 8-bit glyph based
encodings still exist in the web. But
they are not searcheable via Google & so on.
So, some 500+ blogs operate exclusively
What about Arabic script? The Middle East
awash with funds and resources, and the script is in a
wide area by lots of people. If
"Unicode happens to also do serious damage
to the entire world of right-to-left languages",
is there a competition? Any 16-bit encodings
for Arabic script other than Unicode?
Will be nice to know.
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