Indic diacritics (ISO 15919) in Mac OS

From: N. Ganesan (
Date: Sat Mar 27 2010 - 13:08:20 CST

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    I have a Mac question.
    Recent Microsoft s/w  in Vista, Windows 7
    natively support ISO 15919 diacritics.
    Is it the case with Apple Mac OS most recent
    versions? If not, we can ask that these
    essential diacritics get added by Apple.

    This will be important as just now
    Romanisation of India's scripts gets
    started as a sizable section of Indian
    schools are teaching in Latin script.

    Adding ISO 15919 std. to National eGovernance  Plan
    (NeGP) is possible. This standard is important in 3 areas

    (a) Implementation of ISO 15919 for Indic text
    for programming use & statistical analyses
    in DB of land records, voter lists, ...
    - analyses can be script based or area (e.g. districts) based.

    (b) Exchange of files in ISO 15919 within India,
    many know 3 or 4 languages, but not as many scripts.

    (c) Mobile applications where Unicode Indic fonts
    are non-existent or when a user dos not want
    without rendering (e.g., when u, uu uyirmey
    are shown in the well known Grantha way,
    people may avoid it by choosing Latin way.)

    N. Ganesan

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