From: Andy White (Andy__White@btinternet.com)
Date: Wed Mar 05 2003 - 12:41:46 EST
Michael Everson Wrote:
> Unicode has a mechanism for producing the ya-phalaa conjunct, namely
> by preceding the ya with virama. This works also in the unusual
> situation where the "consonant" the ya-phalaa modifies is an
> independent vowel.
> A + VIRAMA + YA + -AA (this is aa-yaphalaa)
> RA + VIRAMA + ZWJ + YA (this is the reph-ya)
> RA + VIRAMA + YA (this is the ra-yaphalaa)
I said that I was not going to discuss this with you any further. I can
now no longer resist! :-)
Saying "RA + VIRAMA + ZWJ + YA = reph-ya" will not be acceptable.
Implementing this will break all existing implementations. All current
Fonts and Bengali Unicode texts rely on Ra+Virama+Ya as being
representative of the more common reph-ya.
Moreover, RA + VIRAMA + YA cannot represent "Ra-yaphalaa" as Ra+Virama
is relied upon as being representative of Reph.
For example, in the Indic OpenType secifications, you will see that a
Ra+Virama is recognised as reph before any other processing is applied.
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