ISO 15919 Latin characters not in Unicode

George Hart ghart at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU
Mon Jan 21 16:37:09 UTC 2002

One of the most important Tamil characters is the aytam -- used in both
classical Tamil and modern Tamil.  Its symbol, according to, is k
with a line under it (in Tamil it is 3 dots arranged in a triangle with two
dots below and one above).  It does not seem to be present in the unicode
standard given at
Strangely enough, visarga, which does not exist in Tamil, is said to be
present in that language.  George Hart

On 1/21/02 10:33 AM, "Dominik Wujastyk" <ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 14:34:17 +0000
> From: Dr Anthony P Stone <stone_catend at>
> Subject: ISO 15919 Latin characters not in Unicode
> Dear Colleagues
> Now that ISO 15919 has been published, I am thinking about the Latin
> characters with diacritics which are not currently available in composed
> form in Unicode, but which are prescribed or recommended in ISO 15919.
> Grouped lists of these characters may be found under section U9 at:
> Those responsible for Unicode / ISO 10646 have decided not to
> encode any more chararacters which have decompositions into the
> standard.   So our best approach may be to point out to font publishers
> such as Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Monotype, Linotype, etc., that support
> for these character combinations is needed in their OpenType fonts.
> Regards,  Tony
> Dr Anthony P. Stone, Project Leader for ISO 15919 on transliteration of
> Indic scripts under ISO/TC46/SC2/WG14.
>  Thinking aloud on transliteration:
>  How to use ISO 15919:

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