Malayalam numerics - 0, 10, 100 & 100

From: N. Ganesan (
Date: Fri Aug 26 2005 - 09:07:24 CDT

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    got some Kerala URLs on Malayalam zero, numerics - 10, 100 & 1000 and
    some fractions. They are at:

    As is clearly shown, the current glyph for digit zero (U+0D66)
    is actually 1/4, and it does not represent zero.
    My documents seeking this change are numbered L2/05-087 and L2/05-104.

    Malaylam numerics for 10 at U+0D70, 100 at U+0D71 and 1000 at U+0D72
    will parallel with Tamil numerics. Both Tamil and
    Malayalam employed an unique arithmetic without digit zero,
    and Tamil examples at UTN #21.

    N. Ganesan

    PS: The wrong glyph u+0d66 is used in a Kerala gazette!!
    The UTC decision to correct the zero glyph will help. Otherwise,
    Malayalam "1/4" will become more entrenched as "zero" in bureaucracies.

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