From: N. Ganesan (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 18 2005 - 17:32:22 CDT
28th Internationalization and Unicode conference
Orlando, FL, Sept. 7-9, 2005
This conference has a paper describing Tamil Unicode-New.
It gives all the Tamil letters including abugidas
individual locations in the PUA. The abstract of the
paper is at:
"Code Block for "Tamil Unicode-New" in the Private Use Area (PUA):
(Note: PUA is used to show how it works and is a stop gap arrangement
until it can be discussed with the IUC to see how Tamil can be fixed
so it is not unnecessarily complex.)"
The Ministry of information technology, Govt., of India is
distributing free CDs with a lot of Tamil software. The CD has
about 50 fonts which uses the alternative scheme. It is proposed
to talk to the developers of the Tamil Open Office to use the font
with the alternate scheme. A representation will be sent to major
software vendors incuding Microsoft to use the new scheme. All
members of KTS have agreed to use the new scheme in their software."
An internet RFC is available for the public on
Tamil Unicode-New encoding:
See Annex 4 on Tamil Unicode New scheme:
If there are tech comments, they can be discussed in
the wide Tamil Unicode user community. Eg. in the e-groups (Siththam,
anbudan googlegroups and Tamil blogs (numbers 500+) ).
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