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From: N. Ganesan (naa.ganesan@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Jun 02 2010 - 16:39:47 CDT

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    Periyar EVR is called Thanthai Periyar due to the impact of the
    Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu. His followers' parties have ruled
    Tamil Nadu state in India
    ever since Arignar C. N. Annadurai led DMK to victory in 1967 general elections.

    Periyar EVR's main policy with respect to Tamil language is the scientific
    method of writing Tamil and which calls for Uyirmey matrix simplification.

    Viduthalai, a newspaper founded by Periyar consistently dispalys
    on a page the Uyirmey forms of simplified u, uu uyirmey letters
    as advocated by him from 1930s:

    Now, Viduthalai has written an Editorial on the subject:

    Evidently, Tamil Nadu Govt. can act upon Periyar's advice,
    and allow people to use the simplified uyirmey letters
    in schools etc.,

    If Tamil Nadu Government asks for this,
    then like the neigboring Malayalam script in Unicode,
    Tamil script fonts for the vocalized consonants involving
    vowel matras, u and uu, can be in unligated form also.
    Please note that all neighbroing scripts of Tamil
    namely Telugu, Grantha, Kannada, Sinhala, Malayalam
    are all having u, uu forms much more simplified than
    Tamil ligated forms.

    N. Ganesan

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