From: Manik Mahajan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 29 2008 - 23:33:05 CDT
In case of different vendors are involved ,all the characters which formed
the cluster( the logical buffer ) are needed to be passed on the
communication channel,which then on the receiver end are converted into
ligature in the proprietary range of that vendor.
If present in Unicode ,that character itself can be transferred .
A+B+C = D
if D in Unicode we can send D else we need to send A+B+C which will be
decoded at receiver to ,say E which represents the glyph D in its
Proprietary range .
"John H. Jenkins"
"John H. Jenkins" Unicode Mailing List
icode.org Re: Ligatures For Indic languages
On May 29, 2008, at 10:16 AM, Manik Mahajan wrote:
> There is almost no Unicode for Indic Ligatures whereas Ligatures for
> Arabic Languages are Part of Unicode ,Is there any special reason
> for this?
Ligatures for Arabic (and Latin and Aramaic) are included as
compatibility characters and the expectation is that they should not
be used in actual texts. Unicode expects that ligatures will be
formed by the display engine and should not be explicitly encoded
except where necessary for reasons such as round-trip compatibility,
and even then only as compatibility characters.
John H. Jenkins
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