From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Oct 18 2005 - 08:44:14 CST
I thought it would be important for members to see a sample of what is
going on in the Tamil Unicode New Encoding (TUNE) mailing list
Note the plea for the TUNE group to lobby to "get a dedicated space for
Tamil in Unicode," implying that Tamil is not currently encoded in
Unicode at all. Misinformation gives way to disinformation.
-- Doug Ewell Fullerton, California http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/ > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Parimelazhagar S" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: <email@example.com> > Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:55 AM > Subject: Tamil Unicode New - Feedback > > > Atlast some kind of light from the government on this highly visible - > at least in the internet arena- unicode encoding issue. Transperancy > is not something the governments or their appointed committees are > fond of. > > Anyway, kudos to taking up the issue and trying to move forward. > Please make this encoding happen right the first time itself, so there > is no need for yet another round of encoding conversion. What I mean > is, please lobby for seperate space for Tamil in Unicode, instead of > this makeshift arrangement with Private Use Area. > > That's when the power of transperancy comes in. I am not sure if you > have any idea how many web sites, blogs and user groups operate in > current Unicode scheme. They are significant. I myself maintain a web > site and a blog with database size in excess of 60MB. > > Getting what we want from Unicode consortium is all about lobbying and > powerplay and not simply accepting what they say. I am sure there are > lots of influential people in other powerful software companies that > are Unicode members. > > Pushing the case through those kind of people will get more attention > than traditional meeting of members. > > The next step is to give an update of what the heck you are doing > behind those closed doors. Look at the INFITT web site. There's hardly > any evidence that this case was ever worked on. Every well wisher of > Tamil computing has the right to know what is done by the TN govt to > make a common encoding system. > > I am not hopeful that transperency or even a public relation will be > implemented, given the history of your operation, but wish you all the > success to make this happen. > > My sincere request is to please please please move away from Private > Use Area and get a dedicated space for Tamil in Unicode.
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