Re: Lao Script Block - Missing Letters

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sun May 29 2011 - 19:35:50 CDT

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    On 30 May 2011, at 01:05, Richard Wordingham wrote:

    > They are not encoded. Whether for tact or by ignorance, I do not know. Possibly they might have been omitted as not commercially significant

    Because we do not have solid evidence about how Pali extensions are used in Lao.

    > - there was a time when Unicode was not intended to ultimately encode every script.

    This is not true. The Universal Character Set is intended to be universal.

    > According to Gregory Kourilsky, the missing consonants (for Sanskrit as
    > well as Pali), along with niggahita, which is encoded, were added by the
    > Buddhist Institute in the 1930s.

    Sources, please.

    Michael Everson *

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