Re: Letters for Indic transliteration

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Tue Jul 19 2005 - 12:30:03 CDT

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    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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