Date: Mon Feb 22 2010 - 02:20:09 CST
On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:26:46 +0530
Vinodh Rajan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>What is the recommended combination to produce the secondary-ya conjunct in
>Is it YA or YYA ?
>Unicode Oriya fonts seems to have no standard in this regard.
>What does Unicode standard dictate about this ?
Your investigation is quite interesting. I think, Unicode standard
specification does not answer to your question strictly.
Unicode 5.2.0 p.288 Table 9-16, the second consonant is coded by
"YYA" (U+0B5F). It seems that some experts recognized it as Unicode
recommends to use YYA (U+0B5F):
In another document:
there is a long list of conjunct consonants from p.54-57.
YYA (U+0B5F) is included in Table-2 (p.55), the list of
"consonant signs". 4 examples are listed, YYA is always
rendered as post-base form. Table-2 has no example for
KA (U+0B15) + virama (U+0B4D) + YYA (U+0B5F)
SSA (U+0B37) + virama (U+0B4D) + YYA (U+0B5F)
KHA (U+0B16) + virama (U+0B4D) + YYA (U+0B5F)
GA (U+0B17) + virama (U+0B4D) + YYA (U+0B5F)
So, it looks like using YYA for conjunct consonant is
But, YA (U+0B2F) is included in Table-4 (p.57), the list
of syllables that subjoined consonant is rendered in base-
below form. 1 example (DYA) is listed.
DA (U+0B26) + virama (U+0B4D) + YA (U+0B2F)
-> DA + ya-phala (base-below form)
Table-4 shows alternate presentation for of DYA, as
( DA + virama ) + YA (normal form)
But it does not list "DA (normal form) + YYA (post-base form)".
If all of these rules have same weight,
the post-base form should be coded by YYA, and
the below-base form should be coded by YA?
According to Jeroen Hellingman's note in 12 years ago:
it seems that this problem is not Oriya-specific. I have
to study more about the history how they are introduced.
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