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Re: [WMASTERS] Re: Unanswered Questions!
@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
@> > we are encouraging the people to use it as a separate
@> > 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.
@> ~ 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.
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