Unicode/TAB/TAM/TSCII 1.7 character cross-reference

There are five different versions, differing in the method the Tamil glyphs are displayed.

For contemporary browsers, use the Unicode version, for older browsers or to view using a special TAB, TAM or TSCII font, use the 8-bit versions.

Select:

All HTML files updated to v0.3 of mapping

NEW table.txt
Conversion Table as ASCII text file
xref-uc.htm
Unicode version - using decimal character references
xref-utf-8.htm
Unicode version - using UTF-8
xref-tab.htm
8-bit version - TAB encoding
You must have a configured a TAB font to display x-userdefined
xref-tam.htm
8-bit version - TAM encoding
Using TAM-Kalaignar
Will not work in Netscape 7/Mozilla/IE6
xref-tscii.htm
8-bit version - TSC encoding
You must have a configured a TSCII 1.7 font to display x-userdefined
xref.pdf
PDF version with embedded fonts (not updated)

Transcoding styled text

In the pages liked below, you can see the pronlems in transcoding styled text.

markup-tscii.htm
Original TSCII version - setting the color of a single character works.
markup-uc.htm
Unicode transcoding - setting the color of a single character fails in a browser dependant way.

SRI comparisons

In the pages liked below, you can see that adding ZWNJ in the Unicode mappings, will correctly disambiguate the SRI Glyph (TSCII 0x82) from any related string.

sri-tscii.htm
Original TSCII version of comparisons
sri-utf8.htm
Unicode transcodings with and without ZWNJ. UTF-8 encoded.
sri-uc.htm
Unicode transcodings with and without ZWNJ. Using decimal numeric entities.

Links

Mostly collected for my personal use.

http://www.infitt.org/
International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil
http://www.tamilvu.org/Tamilnet99/
TamilNet 99 Proceedings (TAB/TAM)
http://www.tscii.org/
TSCII resources
http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0B80.pdf
Unicode Chart for Tamil
http://www.jaffnalibrary.com/tools/tamilconverter.htm
Online Converters
Overview of Different Tools for Word Processing of Tamil Tamilnet'97 paper of Dr. K. Kalyanasundaram
Includes a nice transliteration table. Note that the software part of this paper is partly of historic interest only, after six years.

Acknowledgments

Without hope for completeness and in no significant order

Created 2003-11-18

By Peter Jacobi, Hamburg, Germany
Please give feedback to
peter_jacobi AT gmx DOT net