[உபுண்டு தமிழகம்]TUNE RFC
ramanraj.k at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 17:37:05 GMT 2006
> On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 10:05 +0530, Ramanraj K wrote:
>> 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
>> support for Tamil in their Application.
> Sure this is a bit new to me. the enncoding and all stuff.
> Raman anna, we can post to indic-fonts groups. They are the best persons
> i feel.
> I will do that.
அன்புள்ள தம்பிக்கு: நன்றி :)
So far as encoding is concerned, wikipedia has a number of pages on the
subject. We are slowly moving from ASCII to Unicode
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode ) and our concern would be to make
sure Tamil characters could be encoded the way as they ought to be in
the newly evolving world standard.
The opportunity should be well utilised to include all Tamil characters
known to us from time immemorial - regardless of whether they are used
now officially. The archiac characters would enable their use in modern
contexts, say, enable ocr programs to identify text in old documents
(say, temple inscriptions or palm leaf manuscripts). Latin and Greek
have several sets giving a detailed picture of the evolution of their
language. Tamil has a very hoary past, and it would be most fitting to
compile a complete list of Tamil chars, and give them a suitable place
in the unicode standard.
We should also have a discussion on the things to be done in this
regards - probably on 9th Dec as part of the usual ilugc meet at iit-m.
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