From: Sinnathurai Srivas (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 06 2007 - 14:23:36 CDT
There is a lack understanding on how Tamil writing system works and how
Tamil grantha writing system works.
Item 93 at the following page is an alternative representation of 0BB6.
Tamil writing system works by grouping related phonemes (example a minimum
of 4 phonemes of "th" kind) (defined some 3000 years ago in grammar, defined
on the principle of related phoneme and place of articulation and the
accompanying manupulations. Please look at "
http://www.araichchi.net/chiirmai/phonemes/th1th2th3nth.htm""th" as an
example and I'm in the process of explaining this for all other phonemes.
The above Tamil writing system is scalable and scientific.
In contrast, we have another system which is ristrictive and based on pure
phonimic system, called Tamil Grantha. There are very many varities of sh
"s/c" phonemes defined in Tamil writing/Grammar based on ancient scientific
principles. Where as Tamil Grantha ristricts this and make complications to
We need to understand the science behind the 3000 years old efficient
grammar and not add characters in random without understanding Tamil
linguistics, just because Unicode likes it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ambarish Sridharanarayanan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 06 July 2007 08:49
Subject: Re: Subj: uniscribe and Tamil U+0BB6
> I've found fileformat.info useful in this regard:
> suggests the shareware font Code 2000.
> Magda Danish (Unicode) wrote:
>> I am forwarding your message to the Unicode list. I am hoping someone
>> there will be able to answer your question. Regards,
>> Magda Danish
>> Sr. Administrative Director
>> The Unicode Consortium
>> -----Original Message-----
>> Date/Time: Sat Jun 30 17:00:41 CDT 2007
>> Contact: email@example.com
>> Name: Ernst Tremel
>> Report Type: Other Question, Problem, or Feedback Opt Subject: uniscribe
>> and Tamil U+0BB6 Hello,
>> the newest Unicode Character Code Chart for Tamil now has included
>> the Tamil Consonant (Akshara) SHA (U+0BB6). This Character has been
>> lacking for quite a long time. Do you know if there are any Tamil fonts
>> including this character and
>> - if there is a new Unicribe "usp10.dll" version supporting this
>> character, too. The one shipped with Windows XP resp. Office XP (version
>> 1.613.5291.0) does not do this. Does version 1.626.6000.16386 shipped
>> with Office 2007 do this? I mean its combinations with Tamil vowel signs
>> (from U+0BBE upto
>> U+0BCC) and Various signs (U+0B82, U+0B83, U+0BCD, U+0BD7) To get your
>> answer I'd be very obliged.
>> With kind regards,
>> Ernst Tremel
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