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Re: [WMASTERS] 8-bit scheme-version 1.4


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yes, software development could form a major portion of it..

IMHO, some areas which papers should at least touch on, (assuming the
version 1.4 or later codeset is finalized)
- how sorting is done and what difficulties involved in the software
- inter-conversion between the proposed codeset and Unicode/other 7 or
8-bit codes....what to do if a char being converted is not present in
the target codeset?
- how chars (or rather glyphs) that are not represented/left-out in the
codeset can be used in a document? via software glyph substitution? or
- how various keyboard mappings (from typewriter to phonetic) will work
with the proposed codeset? modifications to existing keyboard layouts
needed to accomodate the proposed codeset?

However, we should not overlook the linguistic and other areas which
will add life to the conference as a whole....i'm sure we do not just
want developers to be present at the conference only...With only
technical papers, we won't be able to attract all others who are
interested and wish to contributed to building the Tamil resources on
the Net...

Kumar Mallikarjunan wrote:
> In additional note regarding TamilNet '98, I feel
> we should concentrate more on software development
> in Tamil for various target users (kids, academics,
> desktop publications, recreational, sports etc.). And
> I hope we should have settled ourselfs with this
> font encoding and keyboard issues by then.
> Kumar Mallikarjunan, Ph.D.


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