Re: Telugu Unicode Encoding Review

From: Kiran Kumar Chava (
Date: Sat Oct 23 2010 - 14:40:22 CDT

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    On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 12:12 AM, Doug Ewell <> wrote:

    > Kiran Kumar Chava wrote:
    > Open issues:
    >> 1. Telugu danda and double danda are to be encoded.
    >> (I saw some discussions of this here and there, but none conclusive. A
    >> decision made?)
    > Use the Devanagari danda and double danda (U+0964 and U+0965) for all Indic
    > scripts in the blocks below U+1000. This has been the recommendation from
    > the beginning, and is well documented in Unicode 5.2, Section 9.1 (page
    > 275).
    > <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Thanks Doug for pointing out. Here is a related

    I just couldn't understand the misery in saving two code points by forcing
    font developers to use devanagari code points for Telugu script.

    The following are problems I am seeing
    1. This double danda in Telugu script is used for other purposes, like
    abbreviations, pre and post Pallavi of a song, (see page 32 of this pdf. ) ,, || 2|| to say this line
    is to be sung twice (page 46 of pdf)
    2. What are we going to do for sorting?
    3. Telugu font developers may not even know they need to insert these in
    devangari block.

    Is there a link to previous discussion on this unification && dis
    unification of danda signs?

    Thanks and Regards,
    Kiran Kumar Chava

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