Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Indian Scripts and Unicode

Unicode a.k.a. ISO 10646 covers all mayor scripts used in India today. However, the standard has several inconsitencies, short-comings and peculiarities, which need to be known to be handled correctly. This document pin-points the cave-ats, and goes into details on the convertion of ISCII into Unicode. Further, this document also includes a proposal for idioms to be used for rendering variants. These will be worked out to a complete conjunct table for each script, which will eventually appear as an appendix.