From: Vinod Kumar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jul 30 2010 - 06:02:08 CDT
On 7/30/10, verdy_p <email@example.com> wrote:
> India will first need to realize that adapting the ISCII standard will be
> tricky (there is no more any common byte
> value available in its various 8-bit subtables, even if all of them have
> empty positions, so the basic one-to-one
> transliteration schemes assuming the same position for "equivalent"
> letters, digits or punctuation will not work,
> unless India abandons the positions reserved for C1 controls in the 8-bit
> version, abandonning also the 7-bit
> version of ISCII, to free the positions 0xA0 and 0xFF).
> Only one position in ISCII allows interoperable extension across the
> various ISCII tables (the "EXT" code which was
> reserved for Vedic extensions, but Unicode and ISO/10646 encoded them
> directly in each script by overloading the
> unused positions of the basic ISCII 1991 layout). But seriously, ISCII is
> dying... it never reached an international
> standard like ISO 8859 (it could have been, as its layout was compatible
> with it), and most softwares are ignoring
> it (possibly not in India though, and its market size is large enough that
> ISCII could survive or could be revived
> for longer time than we think).
> With great difficulty we have managed to bury ISCII or at least make it
irrelevant. Please see
Preparation of Papers in a Two Column Model Paper Format
DIT, Government of India, “Notification for Unicode 5.1.0 and its future
versions as the standards for eGovernance Applications”, No.
2(32)/2009-EG-II, http://eGovStandards.gov.in <http://egovstandards.gov.in/>,
accessed in Apr, 2010
Kindly do not resurrect it.
-- पृथिवी सस्यशालिनी the earth be green
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