Re: Dead and Compose keys (was: Re: Romanized Singhala got great reception in Sri Lanka)

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:56:25 -0600

Naena Guru wrote:

> In the case of romanized Singhala, any processing that English
> accepts, it accepts too. For RS, you select a font to display it in
> the native script because if it is mixed with English, both are using
> the same character space, just as when English and French are mixed.

But English and French actually *use* the same letters, or at any rate
most of them. With your approach, it is not possible to write Sinhala in
the Sinhala script mixed with English or French or anything else in the
Latin script. In web pages you can resort to <span style="Latin">
tricks, but this doesn't work for plain text.

This is what people mean when they suggest that your real goal is to
abolish the Sinhala script and just write in Latin.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | @DougEwell ­
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