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Re: [WMASTERS] Response to Kumar

A question - In the latest typewriter machines that the TN govt distributed
to a good number of govt. departments (I know this happened), are granthas
included ?  Would just prefer a straight YES or NO answer for a start :-)



At 09:43 AM 9/11/97, you wrote:
>At 12:42 AM 9/12/97 +1000, Bala Pillai wrote:
>>>	I am enjoying the beauty of democracy here.  This is George Hart's
>>>	definition of concensus.
>>Dear Anu,
>>Come on Anu...there is a big difference between George's "*I see* the
>>consensus as" and your quantum leap to   "a consensus has been reached".
>>The operative words are "I see".
>I would like to remind Bala and everybody else that the inclusion of
>grantha letters is a political dynamite.  Dr. Anu represents a view that
>will resonate with a lot of people in Tamil Nadu.  We need to be
>scrupulously fair to his view points.  That his opinion is in the minority
>in this mailing list does not mean that there will be a consensus on this
>in Tamil Nadu.  If the standards makers can be tarred (it is easy, quite a
>few of them are westerners and the others are brahmins), the standard will
>die a quick death in Tamil Nadu.
>The Western Universities and other foreign software makers may agree on a
>draft standard and go on with that.  But the 800 pound guerilla here is the
>Tamil Nadu government.  It is in the process of computerising government
>records, and the government will become the largest Tamil software user.  I
>want to see this effort succeed.  To help the Tamil Nadu comittee, I want
>to see this discussion and all the prior discussions available at some
>website.  Every conclusion that was reached and the technical and practical
>reasons for them along with any dissent that was voiced should be recorded.
> This discussion cannot be blind to the political realities.  I am sure
>none of us want the blood of some poor soul who might want to self-immolate
>protesting what is after all a stupid computer encoding scheme not worth
>the life of even one human being.
>I urge everybody to be hypersensitive to such possibilities.
>Bala, I can't find the Webmasters discussion on the Tamil.Net web.  Can you
>post the URL for that.  If possible, provide a link to Dr. Kalyan's table.
> . ׯ
>Mani M. Manivannan
>Fremont, CA, USA.
>    ݍ -   Only a sculptor knows a sculpture's flaws

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