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Re: Indian scripts and Unicode

Mr Anbarasan's paper presented at Tamilnet'97 covers ISCII 97
see http://www.irdu.nus.sg/tamilweb/tamilnet97/paper/html/anbarasan.html

Jeroen Hellingman wrote:
> With reference to the message below. C-DAC is promoting a 'standard'
> keyboard, called Indscript, which they claim is easy to learn and to
> type, however, that is only partially true for North Indian scripts,
> for typists who are not trained on QWERTY already. For QWERTY
> typist, a pseudo transliterated scheme would be better, while Indscript
> has moved some letters that occur in South Indian languages (like
> short e and o) to very odd corners of the keyboard, like the place
> where ~ is on QWERTY keyboards.
> can somebody give me a reference/information on ISCII 97 mentioned
> below. I have the ISCII 91 standard at home. Can somebody summarize
> changes and additions.
> Thanks
> Jeroen
> ----- Begin Included Message -----
> >From sujatha@md2.vsnl.net.in Fri Sep 12 17:25 MET 1997
> The Tamilnadu Govt;s standardisation effort is aimed at co ordinating the
> efforts at Delhi and arrive quickly at a feasible standard for Keyboard
> layout and encoding
> We have published a kimd of draft which is under discussion now. It
> cosists of three parts and acknowledges all the previous effotrtr Our aim
> is to protect the interest of the mainland tamils AND the tamils abroad
> /The Iscii 97 std is using  a Sansktit or Devanagari based approach which
> may not fit well with Tamil  We are closely looking at it.Right now we are
> concentrating only on KB layout Other things will hopefully be sorted out
> before Tamilnet 98 scheduled to be held in Chennai next year
> Sujatha
> ----- End Included Message -----

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