An assessment of the Unicode standard

Rami Chowdhury rami.chowdhury at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 18:31:25 CEST 2009


No need to feed the troll by actually trying to engage in the discussion,  
but just FYI:

>    Sanskrit is mostly written in Devanagari these days which is also
> useful for selling things to people who speak Hindi and other Indian
> languages.

Devanagari is what's used for Hindi and a handful of other languages, yes,  
but most Indian languages (Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, and Tamil just to  
name a few) use different scripts.

On Sat, 29 Aug 2009 20:07:17 -0700, Neil Hodgson  
<nyamatongwe+thunder at gmail.com> wrote:

> Benjamin Peterson:
>
>> Like Sanskrit or Snowman language?
>
>    Sanskrit is mostly written in Devanagari these days which is also
> useful for selling things to people who speak Hindi and other Indian
> languages.
>
>    Not sure if you are referring to the ☃ snowman character or Arctic
> region languages like Canadian Aboriginal syllabic writing like ᐲᐦᒑᔨᕽ
> which were added to Unicode 8 years after the initial version. I'd guess
> that was added from political rather than marketing motives. ☃ was
> required since it was present in Japanese character sets.
>
>    Neil



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