Dead and Compose keys (was: Re: Romanized Singhala got great reception in Sri Lanka)
chris.fynn at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 10:04:35 CDT 2014
On 18/03/2014, Naena Guru <naenaguru at gmail.com> wrote:
> Okay, Doug.
> Type this inside the yellow text box in the following page:
> kaaryyaalavala yanþra pañkþi
> Please tell me what sequence of Unicode Sinhala codes would produce what
> the text box shows.
If you want you should just be able to type it in as you wrote it
"kaaryyaalavala yanþra pañkþi"
and get Singhala Unicode characters. But to do this you do need
something more than a re-mapped keyboard layout made with MSKLC
So long as the Roman transliteration system you are using for
Singhala and Pali follows consistent rules, it is possible to write an
input method that parses the Romanized text and
converts it into Singhala Unicode.
If you care about your language and script, that is the proper way to
do this sort of thing - not by using OpenType lookups to map strings
of latin characters to Singhala glyphs.
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