From: Bala (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2007 - 02:39:14 CST
Thank you for the reply.
Personally I think using the 0BF3 for civamayam and Day sign will be better.
Yes I will write a proposal with explaining the meaning different between
civamaym and day sign (including supportive evidence). I will write through
Sri Lanka ICTA.
Mean time I will take 1 week more to make sure there is no difference in
shapes. (Hope this thread will remain open)
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Doug Ewell
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 12:54 PM
To: Unicode Mailing List
Subject: Re: Tamil C(S)ivamayam
Bala (Sri Lanka) wrote:
> The civamayam is very commonly used in Tamil text. In present days
> compare to day sign and Tamil number 2, the civamayam symbol used very
> frequently. This been used in start of books, almost 90% of the Tamil
> wedding cards and so on.
> But when I am looking at the shape I cannot see the difference between
> Tamil day sign and civamayam.
Neither can I, though both are clearly different from the digit 2.
> (1) Why there is no code point to the civamayam symbol in Unicode?
> Is that because of the same/similar glyph?
Perhaps. Has anyone ever proposed encoding it separately? Is it
encoded separately in any other coded character encoding?
> Or Tamils missed out to list to Unicode?
I wouldn't recommend going down this path.
> (2) Are we expected to use the 0BF3 - Tamil Day sign for civamayam
> as well?
In American English, the same coded character, U+002E, is used:
* as a sentence terminator
* as a marker for certain abbreviations
* as a decimal separator
* as part of an ellipsis indicating continuation
* as a separator between parts of a URL or IP address
* as part of a "dotted leader" in a table of contents
* and probably for other purposes as well.
If you wish to propose disunifying the civamayam symbol from U+0BF3, you
will probably need to explain how that situation differs from the U+002E
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