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Re: language table for IDN

From: K.G Sulochana <sulochana@cdactvm.in>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 11:20:45 +0530
Message-ID: <005601c6e38b$361912d0$3c3210ac@Kgsmrc>
To: "Martin Duerst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>

What is the procedure for requesting an updation to the IETF standards?
Govt. of India, Department of Information Technology is planning to
implement IDN for Indian languages in the .IN registry.  As mentioned in one
of my earlier mails, we were using Zero Width Joiner to form 6 frequently
used characters in Malayalam. Since ZWJ is not permitted in IDN, we won't be
able to represent a large number of words like Sarkaar (meaning goverment),
Thozhil (employment) Kadal (sea) Kaal(leg) School, Medicine and thousands of
words like this  in Malayalam IDN. UTC  has already approved addition of
these characters and I understand that WG2 has agreed  for  a new ballot for
Amendment 4 to ISO/IEC 10646. It will be a good thing if the standards are
modified by the time the ballot is over.


The inclusion of characters in the later versions of Unicode is an immediate
necessity for Malayalam language. the ----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Duerst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: "K.G Sulochana" <sulochana@cdactvm.in>; <www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: language table for IDN

> At 16:54 06/09/13, K.G Sulochana wrote:
> >
> >
> >Some of the RFC's (W3C standards?) related to IDN (RFC 3491, RFC 3454,
> >specifies the character repertoire as Unicode version 3.2.
> Correct. IETF, not W3C.
> >I would like to
> >know if the Character  Table for IDN  for a perticular language can
> >characters added to the later versions of Unicode.
> At present, no. However, there is an understanding that sooner or
> later, these RFCs will have to be updated to allow characters from
> later Unicode versions. Any specific cases of actual needs for doing
> this would be appreciated; it is much easier to push something forward
> based on actual needs than based on "we'll have to do this eventually".
> Regards,    Martin.
> #-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
> #-#-#  http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp       mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp

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