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Re: [WMASTERS] vikramAthithanum vEthALamum
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Many thanks for taking the trouble to:-
a) express your opinion in webmasters and
b) adopting a non-intimidating tone in doing so
I respect your opinion although I disagree with its implementation
*timing*. Yes, it is very important that opinions from all ends of the
spectrum are aired in somewhat *clinical* non-intimidating fashion.
Otherwise, we will have too many trapped genies that will strangle
decisions during their execution phase.
p.s. thanks to avid tamil dot netter, Ramani, for introducing me the term
"trapped genies" :-)
At 09:37 PM 10/5/97 -0000, Velmurugan Periasamy wrote:
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>I have zero knowledge in font encoding and standardization efforts. But I
>have been observing the discussions going here,only because my mother tongue
>is Thamilh. On that front, I dare to write here. Thanks.
>Shanmugavel Ponniah Wrote:
>>My main intention was that all of us should start thinking about the
>>The first 'EuroEnglish' email clearly tells us that if anybody wants to
>>any well established language used by millions of people world wide then
>>you have to name your version of the language as 'EuroEnglish' or
>>'SomeEnglish' and here comes a new language.
>I beg to differ here. At first, any new idea will seem to be far from
>reality. But in reality, they are not. Take the case of New aikAra
>letters(in stead of ORNL's). How many people are exposed to the new scheme?
>Had not the old letters well established? How the transition has been made
>possible? I'm not talking about long long ago. It happened nearly 20 years
>ago. And the new letters have been accepted and become standard.
>I'm not telling that we should ignore Grantha letters. But we should think
>of other possibilities also. Discarding something new only because it's more
>different from the old or there'll be lot of practical problems implementing
>that, will do no help for us.
>We are coming up with new things only because the old ones are flawed. Then
>why do we need to stick to the old ones? We have to think of the
>alternatives also. But in this forum, we are all more concerned about the
>implementation problems and more or less heading towards accepting Grantha
>letters. I agree, Keeping Grantha will reduce a lot of problems. But our
>attitude should not be like this. We should try to make Thamilh more usable
>in every walk of life by enriching that. There lies the growth and life of
>the language, not in dumping some new charecters now and then.
>That is the exact worry of people like Dr.Anu. We may disagree with them.
>But we should give respect to the sentiments of them. If we don't use
>anything, eventually it will become useless.
>My point is,we should have to be open minded to new things.
>My heartiest thanks to everyone in this forum for working to keep Thamilh
>alive. Hope we will draft the standard in time.
>Thanks for reading.
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