From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 17 2007 - 19:35:31 CDT
> But if it is a Unicode bug, it shouldn't matter
> unless Apple didn't follow the buggy instruction.
> Maybe there is also a matter of interpretation of Unicode rules.
It isn't a Unicode bug.
It is a matter of interpretation as to what to do to
display the Tamil sequence <la, -ai, -i> (<0BB2, 0BC8, 0BBF>).
The Unicode rules say that the -ai vowel is coded following
the consonant, even though it displays to the left of it,
and that you use U+0BC8 to represent the -ai vowel.
Unicode doesn't say what you have to do with that -i, nor
does it disallow <0BB2, 0BC8, 0BBF> as a valid sequence in
Tamil. Whether or not that makes any sense in Tamil is
up to Tamil usage, and to Tamil grammar, as Sinnathurai Srivas
keeps reminding us.
Well, if it turns out that <0BB2, 0BC8, 0BBF> is used in
Tamil, as appears to be the case, then you ought to do
something with the -i vowel, and while XP treated it as
an exception, apparently Vista does the correct thing and
simply ligates the -i onto the la, as it would do for
a <la, -i> sequences without the left-displaced -ai vowel.
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