From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 24 2006 - 18:03:45 CST
Kent Karlsson responded to Antoine Leca:
> > I am confused here (and this is hardly new).
> > I agree U+0D57 (as are its siblings xx55, xx56 or xx57 in the
> > other scripts)
> > do have the same properties etc. as the vowel signs, so this
> > use could be
> > possible without surgical operations on the UCD. But the
> > current (5.0 draft)
> > database says... :
> > 0D57 MALAYALAM AU LENGTH MARK
> > * only a representation of the right half of 0D4C
> I think that remark should be changed to something like:
> "* the modern spelling of the AU matra"
> "* right half of 0D4C"
> with a similar remark:
> "* the old spelling of the AU matra"
> for U+0D4C. (And 0D4C and 0D57 should collate
> with only a secondary level difference.)
and since people seem so worked up about this particular
topic, I will report that the *current* version of the
Unicode 5.0 names list contains the entries:
0D4C MALAYALAM VOWEL SIGN AU
* archaic form of the /au/ dependent vowel
x (malayalam au length mark - 0D57)
0D57 MALAYALAM AU LENGTH MARK
* used alone to write the /au/ dependent vowel in modern texts
x (malayalam vowel sign au - 0D4C)
That names list has not yet finished QA to be pushed up
into the Unicode 5.0 beta directory, but will be soon.
At that point, I hope we can quit flogging *this* particular
dead horse and move on to lengthy disquisitions on other
equally disturbing issues. ;-)
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