**From:** N. Ganesan (*naa.ganesan@gmail.com*)

**Date:** Fri Aug 26 2005 - 21:42:05 CDT

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Malayalam fractions

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This is a note about encoding *only* 3

Malayalam fractions (1/4, 1/2, 3/4) in

U+0D73, U+0D74, U+075 locations.

These are just a small subset of the

available fractions in Malayalam

(and Tamil).

Since they are not used in printing of

modern Malayalam script, it will be better

to encode them in a different block

other than the current Malayalam block.

That choice of a different block for

fractions will be useful for both Tamil

and Malayalam because the number of

available fractions exceed the number of spots

available in the Malayalam (and Tamil) code charts.

Hope this request will be given due consideration.

Moreover, for long more than a century, they are

not used in printed books in real examples.

So, why fill up with an incomplete set of fractions?

So, these essentially unused and obscure

fractions' symbols - most of them can be encoded in a different

block. That way, most of fractions in Malayalam

and Tamil will get encoded.

We can write a proposal to have most of all the fractions

of Malayalam and Tamil rather than just a few.

These two language glyphs are generally close to each other.

Naga Ganesan

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