Yahoo groups support for Unicode

From: N. Ganesan (
Date: Sun Jun 11 2006 - 05:50:57 CDT

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    Yahoogroups' messages now appear more like Googlegroups.
    For example, all the messages under one heading are listed
    under one thread and so on. Still yahoogroups do not support
    Unicode, and esp. Indic scripts cannot be written without
    Unicode in yahoogroups. Tamil script, being a conjuncts-free script
    due to visible virama (in general, virama won't be
    visible in other Indic scripts but unicode works on virama model),
    has yahoogroups working using some hacked 8-bit encodings.
    But the search facility is not present for these 8-bit encodings.

    So, we users of Indic scripts such as Tamil, Devanagari, Malayalam, ....
    in elists need to write to Yahoo people in charge of Tahoogroups
    research team, seeking support for Unicode. In Yahoogroups,
    Unicode be made default for Indic scripts, and the number of Indic
    characters before wrapping be doubled or tripled, and Indic
    script words in unicode be searchable in their archives.

    Thanks for info on e-mails, office phone numbers of
    Yahoo representatives to Unicode,
    N. Ganesan

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