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Re: "Ksha" and "Shri" Was Re: [WMASTERS] Correspondance to Unicode 2.0 (long ! )
One correction in my previous posting.
Plese read the first line in the NOTE as:
NOTE: I am **NOT** dragging.....
Sorry about that,
Nagarajan Chinnasamy wrote:
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> Dear Dr. Kalyan,
> The equivalent Unicode for Grantha Letters are missing in
> your list.
> I noticed that "Shri" is missing in Unicode standard (If I
> have read it wrong please tell me) itself.
> Unlike other letters sa, sha, ha and ja, "Ksha" is **NOT**
> given a separate code in Unicode(2.0). It goes on to saying
> that "Ksha" is formed using "Ka" + "Pulli Modifier" + "Sha".
> So, it is almost like what I suggested (If I have not read
> anything wrong!!:-)). But there is one difference.
> For eg. to write "Ksho", from what I suggested we will have to
> write it as "k, kombu, sha, kaal" but in Unicode says it should
> be written as "kombu, ksha, kaal".
> So, even unicode did not give a **code** for "Ksha" separately.
> But, to satisfy people(I guess :-)) they just made a
> **rendering rule** that it should be rendered as if it is a
> character by itself.
> NOTE: I am dragging Unicode just to support my point. I see
> a Logic in what in my point which is still not ack-ed
> by anybody. My point is: Why should we have an
> unnecessary/redundant letter/sound in Tamil. Also,
> its not a original Tamil letter but borrowed.
> Its very much apparent that, "Ksha" is a result of
> the style of writing combined letters in Tamil.
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