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[WMASTERS] Re: Tamil numerals (fwd)


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 11:29:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kenneth Whistler <kenw@sybase.com>
To: Multiple Recipients of <unicode@unicode.org>
Subject: Re: Tamil numerals

Leong Kok Yong asks:
> yes, i'm trying to know why the Tamil numerals are code in the Tamil 
> range at all?

As Michael Everson pointed out, they are encoded because they exist
in the Tamil script. Modern Tamil uses the Arabic numbers (0..9),
and encoding of Tamil script numerals is not a claim to the
contrary. However, any text representation of Tamil data which
includes the Tamil script numerals needs encoding points for them,
precisely because they differ from the Arabic numbers in common


> > >I would like to know what's the purpose of the inclusion of Tamil 
> > >numerals in the Tamil range in Unicode?
> > 
> > Is your question why are they coded at all? Or is it why are they encoded
> > in the Tamil range as opposed to some other range?
> > 


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