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Jati and grantha....
Jaati is of well-known Indo-European derivation, with the Sanskrit root jan
from IE *gen. This has given Greek genos (>English geneology) and Latin
genus. It is also the source of English kin. There is not the slightest
doubt of this -- comparative linguistics is as much a science as physics.
In any event, if the proposed standard does not include grantha letters
(including ks and sri), I cannot use it. I want to put Bharathiyar's works
on the net, and those characters are necessary. George Hart
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