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RE: [Freebangfont-devel] Bengali OT specification

From: Kaushik Ghose
Subject: RE: [Freebangfont-devel] Bengali OT specification
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 11:42:49 -0500 (EST)

Hi Andy,

Hey, that's an interesting page.
I don't have such a deep knowledge of the orthography (I use bangla, I
don't study it ! :) ), but from what I can gather you wish to switch the
current spec. ie. currently 

(hashanta = 0x09cd, zwnj = 0x200c, zwj = 0x200d )

khanda-ta = ta + hashanta + zwj
ta-y-hashanta = ta + hashanta + zwnj

>From your page I learn that the khanda-tha representation would let
engines pass the khandatha-y-hoshoi as legal, and this is bad.

But wouldn't it be better to propose a new character "khanda-ta" rather
than flip the current spec ?

Because by so doing you lead to the problem that now ta+hashanta+zwj
(which you propose as ta-explicit hashanta) can be combined with a vowel.

(The issue is that both tha-hashanta and khanda-ta can't be combined with
vowels, by just flipping the spec, you transfer the problem from khanda-ta
to tha-y-hashanta)

Or am I just confused here :)

> Meanwhile Please see my Why the Unicode Indic FAQ Part 1 article at

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