From: N. Ganesan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 10:10:49 CDT
In Indian languages, ZWJ or ZWNJ are used
to produce conjunct and nonconjunct forms
of identical words.
Interestingly, identical words appear in
conjuncts form in some places in a book while
nonconjunct forms of the same words appear elsewhere
in that particular book. In Tamil, this situation
exists for Sanskrit loan words.
Also in the first half of 20th century,
Islamic names were written with a conjunct ksha,
are now universally written with a nonconjunct ksha.
Linguistically, it makes sense to place the
identical words next to each other while sorting
a book words, if that book has the same word
has both conjunct and conjunct letters at different places.
How does Unicode treat collation of conjunct
and nonconjunct forms of identical words?
Are they next to each other? Since North Indian
languages have possibly this situation many times,
any general rule or policy?
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