From: Andreas Prilop (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 18 2005 - 10:45:02 CDT
The Unicode range "Latin Extended Additional" includes many letters
marked for "Indic transliteration". None of these are really necessary
because you can use combining marks such as U+0323 and U+0325.
Since so many are precomposed, I suspect the intention was to include
all necessary letters for Indic transliteration. However, four letters
(= eight characters) with ring below are missing and two other letters
(= four characters) do not exist in transliteration.
Indic letters Transliteration
090B 098B 0D0B R with ring below -- --
090C 098C 0D0C L with ring below -- --
0933 -- 0D33 L with dot below 1E36 1E37
095C 09DC -- R with dot below 1E5A 1E5B
0960 09E0 0D60 R with ring below and macron -- --
0961 09E1 0D61 L with ring below and macron -- --
-- -- -- L with dot below and macron 1E38 1E39
-- -- -- R with dot below and macron 1E5C 1E5D
The precomposed characters 1E38, 1E39, 1E5C, 1E5D suggest that
the Unicode Consortium confused the letters "with dot below"
(denoting retroflex/cerebral consonants) and "with ring below"
(denoting vocalic R and L).
- ALA-LC Romanization Tables. 1997 ed.
Bengali; Hindi; Malayalam; Marathi; Sanskrit; Sinhalese
- ISO 15919:2001 "Transliteration of Devanagari and related Indic scripts
into Latin characters"
- Transliteration of Indic Scripts : How to use ISO 15919
- The World's Writing Systems. 1996. Sections 31...38
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