From: Sinnathurai Srivas (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 06 2007 - 14:49:12 CDT
Correcting one of the URLs of my earlier mail.
Also refer to
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sinnathurai Srivas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ambarish Sridharanarayanan" <email@example.com>;
Sent: 06 July 2007 20:23
Subject: Re: Subj: uniscribe and Tamil U+0BB6
> 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 writing system.
> 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>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Cc: <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
>>> 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
>>> -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- (End of Report)
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