RE: Tamil glyphs

From: Apurva Joshi (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 17:24:27 EDT

Nna + Aa in contemporary Tamil can be represented as individual glyphs: Nna
Aa. If the font contains the traditional form -- which is a ligature, it can
be displayed using the Glyph Substitution (GSUB) layout table of OpenType.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Lindberg []
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 1:33 PM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Tamil glyphs

How can I compose the Tamil character n.aa?
Unicode seems to suggest using the combination: 0BA3+0BBE (NNA+AA). However
the resulting representation of the digraph is not the one found in
litterature. There are other characters too in the Tamil alphabet that
cannot be represented.
Best regards,

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