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First letter styling in Malayalam (Rules)

From: Jose <jose_stephen@cdactvm.in>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 12:23:53 +0530
Message-ID: <017301c67590$d4ef70c0$ca1110ac@Josemrc>
To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>

Styling of first letter in Malayalam (South Indian language)


While applying styling, in addition to the styling of first character some more combinations are to be taken into consideration.


1.styling applied to consonant-cluster +vowel
 Eg: 
       ക്ഷമ         (kshama)-patience
    ത്രിവേണി    (thriveni)
    ജ്‍ഞാനം     (jnaanam)-knowledge
    സ്കൂള്‍      (school)
    ശ്യാമ       (syama)-a name
    വൃത്തി      (vruthi)-cleanliness
    പ്ലാവ്       (plaavu)-jackfruit tree


2.styling applied to consonant+vowel marker
 Eg:
     പൌരന്‍     (pauran)-citizen
     കേരളം      (keralam)
     സൂചി       (soochi)-needle
     മൈന        (maina)-a bird
     കോണ്‍       (koon)-corner
     
3.styling applied to consonant+anuswara
Eg:
    കംസന്‍       (kamsan)
    അംശം       (amsham)-a portion

4.styling applied to consonant+visarga
Eg:  
    ദുഃഖം        (dukham)-sadness


So, it seems that here also the style applies to the grapheme cluster for Malayalam, not the syllable or conjunct or first character only






Thanking you
Jose Stephen
CDAC-TVM(INDIA)


 


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