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WX notation is used to represent the Devanagari alphabet, which is used by Sanskrit, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Bengali and many other Indian languages in ASCII. Devanagari script also has Unicode support.
<anudev> There are some issues regarding assigning some letters of Hindi with Unicode. <anudev> They are still unresolved. <anudev> Actually there is the issue of separate vowels and matras. <avinesh_> Could you give an example? <anudev> We don't need the vowels and matras(markers) differently. <avinesh_> For every matra there is a mapping in wx. <anudev> Like a, aa, ii. <avinesh_> yeah <anudev> but again ी ू े <anudev> are not needed <spectie> matras = ? <avinesh_> matra is the later representation <anudev> matras= markers <anudev> ka <anudev> kaa <anudev> we will write kaa as kA in wx <anudev> in unicode there is a separate place for both A and the marker aa <anudev> we need a same code for both of them, <avinesh_> sry still not getting ur point why should we use wx instead of unicode? <avinesh_> but people only follow one convention either the A or aa <avinesh_> not both <avinesh_> i mean if u see a document <avinesh_> it will generally be consistent <anudev> I mean we write A for both the vowel and matra <avinesh_> oh.. <avinesh_> ok <avinesh_> got it <anudev> but unicode will write differently for A as a vowel and matra <avinesh_> k got it <anudev> so it creates unnecessary complication <spectie> so the problem is that in unicode <spectie> combining characters have a separate code point <spectie> and in WX they are unified to one code point? <spectie> = letter <anudev> yes <spectie> why not use unicode normalisation ?
- राम = र्+आ+म्+अ (rAma)
- कृष्ण = क्+ऋ+ष्+ण्+अ (kqRNa)
- WX notation: Overview
- WX Keyboard Mappings
- NLP: A paninian perspective (page 191) [comment: this link does not work. ----svaksha]