Re: Ligatures For Indic languages

From: Manik Mahajan (
Date: Thu May 29 2008 - 23:33:05 CDT

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    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 .

    Manik Mahajan

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        Re: Ligatures For Indic languages
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    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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