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First Letter Styling for Indian languages

From: Jose <jose_stephen@cdactvm.in>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 17:58:35 +0530
Message-ID: <015201c6703f$6e6aa050$ca1110ac@Josemrc>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

In CSS3 Selectors working draft( ref:http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors/) I found only the description of the usage of single letters for styling of first letter.And it is stated that some languages have specific rules about how to treat certain letter combinations.(Example given was the Dutch(ref:http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-selectors/#first-letter) But i didn't find any description for the implementation.In the case of Indian languages single letter styling is not applicable. 
The description for the styling of first letter for malayalam (An Indian language) is given below.

When using  'first-letter' pseudo element  the following combinations can come .

1.single character(vowel script or consonant script)
 Eg: സ,ക,അ,ഊ...("sa"-U+0D38,"ka"-U+0D15,"a"-U+0D05,"uu"-U+0D0A,...)
2.consonant cluster+vowel
 Eg:ക്ഷ,ത്ര,‍ജ്‍ഞ,സ്കൂ...("ksha"-U+0D15U+0D4DU+0D37,"thra"-U+0D24U+0D4DU+0D30,"jna"-U+0D1CU+0D4DU+0D1E,"skuu"-U+0D38U+0D4DU+0D15U+0D42,...)
3.consonant+vowel marker
 Eg:ജൌ,ഹേ,സൂ,കൈ...("jau"-U+0D1CU+0D57,"hee"-U+0D39U+0D47,"suu"-U+0D38U+0D42,"kai"-U+0D15U+0D48,...)

Please give us your valuable suggestions for the above mentioned things.

Jose Stephen
CDAC-TVM(INDIA)

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