--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Wordingham"
<richard.wordingham@...> wrote:
> --- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "suzmccarth" <suzmccarth@...> wrote:
> > > > I'll put my efforts on the net on Saturday morning.
> > >
> > > It's now available at
> > >
> > for
> > > anyone who's interested.
> > The Tamil 99 phonetic keyboard is the best since it is romanized
> > does not require frequent use of the shift key.
> If you mean the keyboard defined at
> http://www.geocities.com/Athens/5180/tnstd.html (a completer
> of
http://www.tamilnation.org/digital/tamilfonts/fontstandard.htm ) -
> 'Tamil Nadu Government Order.Ms.No.17 - Dated:13.06.99', that's
> complicated as key sequence matters. See Annexure II! I started
> encoding the Tamil 99 keyboard and realised it was a bit more

The Tamil 99 keyboard used to be called the 'phonetic' keyboard and
the phonetic keyboard was called the 'romanized' keyboard. However,
your labels are more recent so I'll use them.

The Tamil 99 keyboard only has the independent vowels displayed on
the keyboard and these can be used to input both the independent or
dependent vowels, depending on context. So now I am not sure why
the independent and dependent vowels have been encoded separately in
Unicode. I suppose there must be a reason. If anyone knows i would
be interested in hearing how it came about. What about the final
forms of consonants in Hebrew of sigma in Greek.


> > Of course, it would be wonderful to have in firefox. I am not
> > what you mean by the abbreviations.
> The symbols for day, month, year, debit, credit, ditto, rupee and
> number - see the http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0B80.pdf for
> glyphs. Perhaps they're not important - they're not encoded in
> Richard.