From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 18 2007 - 04:11:17 CDT
In a few important Tibetan texts such as Longchenpa's / Dzo Dun/ and in
the /Nyingma Gyudbum / a number of combinations like:
occur . In this case they are not abbreviations but some kind of
esoteric syllable . I'm currently trying to get a couple of Tibetan
fonts to render these, and other unusual combinations (including those
you mention below), properly.
Andrew West wrote:
> On 17/07/07, Sinnathurai Srivas <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Also Tamil Grammar specifically states that if longer than long
>> vowels are
>> needed then add/accumulate more of the required vowel characters.
>> there for Unicode has a bug, by not allowing Grammar to take charge.
> I don't know about Tamil, but I suspect that this is a rendering issue
> rather than a Unicode design bug.
> In standard Tibetan orthography only a single vowel sign may be
> attached to a consonant stack, but in non-standard orthography used
> for shorthand contractions multiple vowels may be attached to the same
> stack. For example the contraction bskyeeed བསྐྱེེེད <0F56 0F66 0F90
> 0FB1 0F7A 0F7A 0F7A 0F51> with three stacked /e/ vowel signs
> represents bskyed bskyed bskyed བསྐྱེད་བསྐྱེད་བསྐྱེད (and I believe
> that forms with four or more stacked vowel signs occur although I
> haven't encountered any such examples yet). On my system this and some
> other multi-vowel stacks such as kii ཀིི <0F40 0F72 0F72> render
> incorrectly with a dotted circle before the last vowel sign. But I
> take this to be a deficiency in the Tibetan fonts available to me
> rather than a design flaw in the Unicode Tibetan model.
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