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Re: [WMASTERS] Re: Unanswered Questions!

@Dear Muthu,
@Pl. read further:
@Muthu Nedumaran (Ezil) wrote:
@>  ________Stuff Deleted________
@> >  4. Encoding "Ksha" as a character.
@> >
@> >     ANS: If it is there in the Table, and as far as we dont need those
@> >          positions, they can be there. Technically we are not losing
@> >          anything.
@> >
@> >          But personally what I feel is(And I hope its generally logical
@> >          too!), A language need not have a redundant/unnecessary
@> >          **character** in its character list. By having it in our
@> >Table,
@> >          we are encouraging the people to use it as a separate
@> >character.
@> >          But actually it is just a style of writing combined letters.
@> >          We are not losing any **sound** by leaving it.
@> Sorry Nagu, I do not think I'm qualified to do an analysis on ksha. It's
@> OK for me both ways.  Having it there appears easier to me and I do not
@> see any ambiguity ;-)
@> >Things To Do List:
@> I'm skipping this...for now.
@> anbudan,
@> ~ MUTHU
@OK. I understand that there is no **technical** problem there. May be
@this thread is not the place to discuss about this problem. So, for our
@STANDARDIZATION effort I give the GREEN signal with "Ksha" :-)

         Please don't include Ksha, for heaven's sake,
         and waste a space. I suggest that you
         include a symbol for f instead. I suggest a tamil symbol va with a 
         short horizontal line on the right post. I was going to
         suggest in a web page soon, but you guys are going so
         fast ! On another topic,
         I don't understand why Dr. K. Srinivasan has *two*
         tamil 'a' in his valaisri. I've not had a chance to
         look at the latest arrangement of the 7-bit and 8-bit layouts.
         [ I did look at the Unicode 2 briefly. Incidently, I was
         irked by their terminology of 'anuswara'(puLLi, oRRu) 
         and 'visarga' (aaytham). Can someone point out these
         mistakes to those Unicode fellows? ]
         Can someone please post some deadlines for making decisions ?

         I want to point out to Dr. Kalyan that 
         writing k(oRRu)+ sha is okay and it may be misleading
         to make comparisons with with tamil 'Ukaarams' 
         ( such as why we should not do thu+kaal for thU). Ksha is not
         a tamil letter and does not occur often. People have been misusing
         this letter Ksha for writing kaatchi as kaakshi ( while the
         word is a proper tamil word with kaN > kaaN > kaatchi). 
         List 10 words with Ksha other than pakshi (=bird) 
         ( we should properly be using paRavai)
         Instead please include a symbol for 'f'. 

         Just like we want to include roman letters and
         copyright and trademark symbols, we may want to include
         a limited set of grantha letters such as sha, ha and possibly
         other common symbols like greek mu ( for referring to micro) etc.
         But Ksha is certainly not needed.
         Please include which are more useful than Ksha.

         anbudan selvaa

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