Re: [indic] Unicode Processing Requirements for Tamil (was: 28th IUC paper - Tamil Unicode New)

From: James Kass (
Date: Fri Sep 02 2005 - 20:17:53 CDT

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    Peter Constable wrote,

    > On the second point, I'd want to see samples of this shown in
    > running text so that I can see how its really used.

    Many examples of superscript and subscript digits in PDF links at:

    > And then
    > there's the matter of encoded representation, which the Standard
    > really doesn't clarify. You suggested sequences of the form
    >> < 0BAA, 0BC6, 2074, 0BD7 >
    > i.e.
    > < cons, pre-matra, sup_digit, post-matra >
    > But it seems to me that should really be
    > < cons, sup_digit, matras... >

    If I were going to try to encode any of the Tamil material at
    the above link in Unicode, I'd feel comfortable encoding the
    various superscript and subscript digits after the consonant
    cluster rather than between a consonant and its vowel sign.

    However, I'm not clear as to how to handle the use of what
    appear to be Telugu vowel signs appearing in the Tamil text.

    Best regards,

    James Kass

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