[உபுண்டு தமிழகம்] TUNE RFC

Ramanraj K ramanraj.k at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 04:35:53 GMT 2006


The Tamil Nadu Virtual University has come up with a proposal for New 
Tamil Unicode at http://www.tunerfc.tn.nic.in/tumain.htm and has 
requested for comments.

Please comment on the proposal there, and I kindly request this 
conversation to continue in English, with minimal use of Tamil chars, 
for the benefit of developers who may refer to the archives to provide 
support for Tamil in their Application.

The new chart supplies many of the Tamil chars missing in the current 
implementation, including fraction symbols and archiac chars. This would 
set the correct binary sort order, but I am not sure if the Tamil 
numbers are correctly placed to allow that.

Anyway, the sort order is set in the DUCET at 
http://www.unicode.org/Public/UCA/4.1.0/allkeys.txt If that is amended 
suitably, sorting could be done without even any complicated locale 
settings. (Try searching for the Tamil chars in the usual default order 
set by DUCET - what is wrong is obviously visible). It may be possible 
to offer a patch for indic languages so that correct sorting of indic 
lang strings is immediately possible with utf-8. It is possible to 
create new lists also so that multi-linugal sort is also done correctly 
-say a SQL query may collate names begining with "O" and "ஒ" together.

We may also look into what changes to the existing allocation at unicode 
would help, so that the need to use any private user area is avoided.

Regards,
Ramanraj K




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