From: Sarves K (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 07 2007 - 03:56:45 CST
On 11/7/07, Doug Ewell <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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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We can't compare U+002E and U+0BF3. Because, U+002E doesn't have any defined
meaning – it's an ambiguous character (
http://unicode.org/reports/tr29/tr29-6.html). Therefore it can be used to
But if you take U+0BF3, it has a defined meaning (The Day sign).
So I don't know whether it is good to use U+0BF3 for Civamayam?
Sarves (Sri Lanka)
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