RE: [indic] RE: [indic] Re: Malayalam: Overt-VirÇma Forms and Clustering

Paul Nelson (TYPOGRAPHY) paulnel at
Tue May 4 19:53:58 CEST 2004

I do not believe that RFC 3066 should reflect this. I believe that the purpose of RFC 3066 is different than OpenType.

These are orthographic systems registered in the OpenType language registry. There is no culture or locale differences.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Everson [mailto:everson at] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 10:50 AM
To: Paul Nelson (TYPOGRAPHY)
Cc: Eric Muller; ietf-languages at
Subject: [indic] RE: [indic] Re: Malayalam: Overt-VirÇma Forms and Clustering

At 10:44 -0700 2004-05-04, Paul Nelson \(TYPOGRAPHY\) wrote:
>Malayalam has two language tags. MALR - Reformed (Modern) and MALT - 
>Traditional. The same font can have both behaviors. Post processing 
>glyphs tells us where to reorder the pre-pended matra based on the
>glyph(s) present. This takes care of the correct language processing 
>and in no way hinders the freedom of typographic expression.

Should there be an RFC 3066 registration for these varieties of Malayalam for other purposes?
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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