Re: Vietnamese (Re: Unicode, SMS, PDA/cellphones)

From: Samuel Thibault (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2006 - 04:48:37 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy, le Sat 03 Jun 2006 10:15:14 +0200, a écrit :
    > From: "Doug Ewell" <>
    > > All precomposed letters necessary for Vietnamese are already encoded,
    > > and have been since Unicode 1.1.
    > Is it true for all Vietnamese letters?

    IIRC the only needed letters (in addition to ASCII) are as follow:

    a A à À ả Ả ã Ã á Á ạ Ạ ă Ă ằ Ằ ẳ Ẳ ẵ Ẵ ắ Ắ ặ Ặ â Â ầ Ầ ẩ Ẩ ẫ Ẫ ấ Ấ ậ Ậ d D đ Đ Đ e E è È ẻ Ẻ ẽ Ẽ é É ẹ Ẹ ê Ê ề Ề ể Ể ễ Ễ ế Ế ệ Ệ i I ì Ì ỉ Ỉ ĩ Ĩ í Í ị Ị o O ò Ò ỏ Ỏ õ Õ ó Ó ọ Ọ ô Ô ồ Ồ ổ Ổ ỗ Ỗ ố Ố ộ Ộ ơ Ơ ờ Ờ ở Ở ỡ Ỡ ớ Ớ ợ Ợ u U ù Ù ủ Ủ ũ Ũ ú Ú ụ Ụ ư Ư ừ Ừ ử Ử ữ Ữ ứ Ứ ự Ự y Y ỳ Ỳ ỷ Ỷ ỹ Ỹ ý Ý ỵ Ỵ

    > What I don't know is if Vietnamese considers the tone marks (encoded asdiacritical accents) as important at the primary level for the language.

    Tone marks change word meaning. A given word (with tone marks) may
    already have several very differing meanings. If you remove tone marks,
    you get a lot of meanings.

    > So I don't see where is the effective issue with correct Vietnamese support on cell phones, including for the input method!

    It looked to me like the VIQR approach for input was quite fine.


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