From: Richard Wordingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 19 2005 - 12:30:03 CDT
Andreas Prilop wrote:
> IMHO it would be a better idea to add these missing precomposed
> letters. Otherwise there will be non-ending confusion since
> many people use the current "R, L with dot below" instead of
> "R, L" followed by U+0325 "ring below".
Are there actual examples with *real* words? There's no confusion in Pali
or Vedic Sanskrit because the consonant represented by underdotted 'l'
always occurs next to a vowel, whereas (in modern transliterations) the
syllabic resonant never occurs next to a vowel.
As to the original point, an aim more likely to succeed is to ask for an
annotation such as, "ISO 15919:2001 mandates that for Indic transliteration
a combining under ring be used for the vowel and the combining dot below be
restricted to consonants." Combining clarity and brevity is a challenge.
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