Re: Noticed improvement in the Code chart link

From: Benjamin M Scarborough <>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:49:17 -0500 (CDT)

On 2011.09.27 22:56, delex r wrote:
>I hope a proposal will come in near future to include an additional letter 'Khya' which is as per our (Assamese)script is not considered as a biconsonantal conjunct as in Devanagari 0915 (Hex) + 0937 (Hex)and instead given a full fledged letter status.( I checked in my primary school alphabet book).

From the quick bit of research I've done, it seems that khya is currently represented by the sequence U+0995 U+09CD U+09B7 (BENGALI LETTER KA, BENGALI SIGN VIRAMA, BENGALI LETTER SSA). As such, Unicode's policy would be not to encode khya as a separate letter unless a very compelling case is made to disunify it—and the argument that it's a single letter in Assamese isn't strong enough.

However, U+0995 U+09CD U+09B7 can be made a named sequence, which means that one name would be available to identify the sequence as if it were any ordinary character.

—Ben Scarborough
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