Re: Continue: Glaring mistake in the code list for South Asian Script / Naena Guru

From: Naena Guru <>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:03:08 -0600

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 3:14 AM, delex r <> wrote:

> Naena Guru wrote:
> >I have not read the entire thread of this conversation. It looks as if
> the debate has >reached a level of acrimony.
> It is available since 1st week of September, 2011. Since 8th
> September,2011 to be exact. You may go through it and various responses
> counter responses .Thanks for your interest. “Acrimony” …. Probably not. I
> want to better call it a “sincere criticism”
Good attitude

> > was abandoned because Indians could not come to a consensus. As a
> result, the rest >of Indian languages including Tamil and Singhala were not
> even taken up for >consideration.
> I am an Indian. Are you too?

> >Unicode had a different idea. The driving principle of Unicode was the
> Plain Text >idea. “Every letter of every language on earth would have its
> own proud code point >uniquely its own. [Imagine a time capsule when we go
> down in flames
> Yes. I accept it was a good and proud idea of the present generation of
> mankind.
> > Unicode will be there to tell about the great human civilization]!”
> Ya , perhaps this is the reason I am so eagerly writing so that we
> (Unicode) record and tell the right and correct things to the future
> generations. If after an Armageddon , no computer is left in this world,
> there is a chance some written documents may survive so that they can start
> from scratch. “They should know that “Assamese” language is not written in
> “Bengali” script.” It is actually the other way round. That is just replace
> “Assamese” with “Bengali” and “Bengali” with “Assamese” in the above
> quotation.
No idea what you are talking about

> >Now, Unicode wanted the help of ISO to get to the authorities of those
> countries >where government bureaucracies, not businesses mattered.
> Our authorities actually recognized the uniqueness of the “Assamese”
> script with unique and extra characters. Check ISCII (Indian standard
> codes for Information……) documentation
Not my subject

> >..If you know how Third World governments work, you know what I mean.
> Lots of leg pulling among others
Yes, yes.

> >The problem is that the Unicode scheme has divided the world and
> categorized scripts >as computer friendly and barbarian.
> Well I am trying to tell Unicode that “Assamese” is not a barbarian
> language without a script.
Good luck, but see this:
That is complex and also simple Latin text.

You do not need to struggle with Unicode if you simply transliteration and
make a font. They, and officials at home all get indignant when you point
out their errors.

This method has least dependency, and stays with the most favored
languages, though some might not like the lowly company.
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