RE: [indic] Re: Feedback on PR-104

From: Michael Maxwell (
Date: Wed Sep 12 2007 - 08:21:16 CDT

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    > Sinnathurai Srivas wrote:
    > > Infact VV is an example of discrimination by UC. If VV can be made
    > > single character, why (...) ?

    To which Philippe Verdy replied:
    > Are you serious ???
    > Despite its (English) name W is not a double V or double U.
    > Even in English!

    I believe that's his point, although I admit it's hard to decipher. Namely: if we don't treat 'W' as 'VV' in English (he really means in ASCII and Unicode), then what is the justification for treating '???' as a conjunct, when it is considered to be a single (Grantha) consonant in Tamil. By treating '???' as a conjunct, the Unicode Consortium is allegedly discriminating against Tamil, because it doesn't use the same standards in deciding whether something is a single letter or composed of a sequence of letters in the two scripts.

    At least I *think* that's what he's saying.

       Mike Maxwell
       CASL/ U Md

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