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Unresolved issues in Anjali Unicode

(Modified after Kevin's reply on 02 Mar '05)
  1. Lya = ള്യ
  2. ntya = ന്റ്യ
  3. zhya = ഴ്യ
  4. Rya = റ്യ
  5. kutyaaTi = കുറ്റ്യാടി
  6. strong - സ്റ്റ്രോംഗ്
  7. yDs = യ്ഡ്സ്‌ as we write AIDS
  8. NThro = ണ്ഠ്രൊ (could be Windows's usp10.dll problem)
  9. kgko = ക്ഗ്കൊ
  10. ktro = ക്റ്റ്രൊ (could be Windows's usp10.dll problem)
  11. Dchka = ഡ്ച്ക
  12. Nchko = ണ്‍ച്കൊ
  13. tnjnjto = റ്റ്ഞ്ഞ്റ്റൊ
  14. khta = ഖ്റ്റ
  15. Dgtr^ = ഡ്ഗ്റ്റൃ
  16. phplu = ഫ്പ്ലു
  17. kthho = ക്ഥൊ
  18. Symbol of വ in ന്വ should go down and left a bit. Otherwise it can be confused with മ്പ.
  19. Uneven space after characters. Specifically after കു and മ. See സകുമയരല
  20. How do we output archaic Malayalam symbols for 1/4, 1/8, nu~ (as in 10-nu) etc. Will the private space in Unicode be useful?
  21. ഘ should be like പ, on the line. So ഘ should go down a bit.
  22. ഔ should not have the െ symbol in the left (eg: കൌ). 'AU length-marker' is just for creating that symbol alone in all kinds of fonts. Or think it this way - if there a AnjaliNewLipi how would you avoid െ symbol in the left.
  23. ഗ്ധ - If there there is no കൂട്ടക്ഷരം like this in Malayalam, why would Anjali have it?
  24. ദ്മ കൂട്ടക്ഷരം is not present. It is just small മ under ദ.
  25. ഴ്ത്ത, ഴ്വ, ട്ടക്ഷരം is not present. It is again just small ത്ത under ഴ.
  26. ത്‌പ കൂട്ടക്ഷരം is not present.
  27. Do you know about a പ്പ being written with a tilda over പ ? Personaly I prefer that than small പ below.
  28. in ല്പ conjuct, the subscript പ should get aligned with ല. (eg: അല്പം)
  29. The size of small ഭ in ബ്ഭു, ബ്ഭൂ etc is very small so that it is difficult to read. I know the smaller glyph of ഭു below ബ can not be too big. But can't the ബ be compressed a bit heightwise?
  30. ഋ symbol part of വൃ and നൃ are too elongated. For me it will look better if it were little more round.
  31. Implement C2-conjoint ligature draft http://www.unicode.org/review/pr-37.pdf
  32. Single quote overlaps the ചന്ദ്രക്കല. Example: 'അവന്'
  33. പ്രശ്ലേഷത്തിനു് വേണ്ടി തൽക്കാലം ദേവനാഗിരിയിലെ `അവഗ്രഹ` ഉപയോഗിക്കൂ (U+093D)

Comments:
NThro = ണ്ഠ്രൊ
seems to be usp10.dll problem

kgko = ക്ഗ്കൊ
i have to investigate

ktro = ക്റ്റ്രൊ
seems to be usp10.dll problem

Dchka = ഡ്ച്ക
OK, i'll solve this

Nchko = ണ്‍ച്കൊ
i have to investigate

tnjnjto = റ്റ്ഞ്ഞ്റ്റൊ
i have to investigate

khta = ഖ്റ്റ
i'll adjust it

Dgtr^ = ഡ്ഗ്റ്റൃ
i have to investigate

phplu = ഫ്പ്ലു
OK, i'll solve this

kthho = ക്ഥൊ
OK, i'll solve this

Symbol of വ in ന്വ should go down and left a bit
Let me think about it.

Uneven space after characters. Specifically after കു and മ. See സകുമയരല
OK, i'll solve this

How do we output archaic symbols for 1/4, 1/8, nu~ (as in 10-nu) etc.
1/2, 1/4 & 1/8 etc have its own unicode points. I suggest, its better to be achieved via IME. regarding nu~, kindly suggest what character sequence should produce it. at present there is no way to get it.

ഘ should be like പ, on the line. So ഘ should go down a bit.
Let me see

ഔ should not have the െ symbol in the beginning. 'AU length-marker' is just for creating that symbol alone in all kinds of fonts.

Its the responsibility of the unisribe to put the AU marker. font is not doing anything to put symbols on both sides, itd automatically done by uniscribe. let me see if i can check that behaviour of uniscribe.

ദ്ദ should have its 3 കുനിപ്പുകള്‍ in equal width
Did not understand, can you give an image.

ഗ്ധ - is there a കൂട്ടക്ഷരം like this in Malayalam
Not seen anywhere.

ദ്മ കൂട്ടക്ഷരം is not present
This also not seen, can you give an image.

Do you know about a പ്പ being written with a tilda over പ ? Personaly I prefer that than small പ below.
I also write using a tilde over. I will change it to that style.

ര - left tip too close to the right loop
OK Let me see that.

The size of small ഭ in ബ്ഭു, ബ്ഭൂ etc is very small so that it is difficult to read.

In print, it will not be a prob, but monitors have very less resolutions. If I increase the size of below base characters, then I have to take the bottom line more down, making an increase in the overall height of the lines. Lines will look more away from eachother.

There are lots of കൂട്ടക്ഷരം like യ്തൂ സ്ഫൂ or പ്പൂ which has grown a lot below the base line so that they overwrite the ീ‍ symbol in the line below.

Its a problem I am trying to tackle.

ഋ symbol part of വൃ and നൃ are too elongated. For me it will look better if it were little more round.

good suggestion.
 
Point # 16.

gdha ഗ്ധ is a letter needed in many words like dugdham ദുഗ്ധ, dugdhaaMbudi ദുഗ്ധാംബുധി etc.

( If the comment is about the need of such complex formations. Specifically, I have no idea if there ever was such a specific single shape).

Having seen some old sanskrit (Malayalam script) books (which are no longer in my custody here), I feel that we may incorporate as many and all possible combinations in the shape set. It is upto the prospective user later to adapt and use these letters. If there comes an uprising about a particular compound letter / shape, such ones could be altered / improved in later versions.
(My humble two നയാ പൈസ).
 
My question was about the real shape of 'gddha'. I haven't found that symbol in the Rachana glyphset. That was why I suspected whether it is an autogenerated glyph or intentional. If it is autogenerated, please verify that the glyph is actually looks like that. And, I agree to Viswam that, this 'koottaksharam' is absolutely required.
 
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