Malayalam: ml-puthiya, ml-pazhaya

Peter Constable petercon at
Fri Oct 7 21:05:47 CEST 2016

Is a different level of requirement being imposed here than, say, what is reflected in this registration?


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From: Ietf-languages [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
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To: Cibu Johny (സിബു) <cibu at>; Michael Everson <everson at>; Santhosh Thottingal <santhosh.thottingal at>
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Subject: RE: Malayalam: ml-puthiya, ml-pazhaya

It seems to me that this orthography reform is similar to the distinction between Simplified and Traditional Chinese: both initiated by a government action, as opposed to developing naturally over time, and both adopted in varying degrees depending on context.

Is it possible to find a reference that shows old-style and new-style usage in parallel, with some sort of indication of where the differences lie (arrows, highlighting, etc.)? I don't think it would have been possible initially to distinguish "Simplified Chinese" from "Traditional Chinese" without similar references.

For those of us who don't read Malayalam, it would help greatly to have a document that permits content to be copied, so it can be pasted into a translation tool. The PDF referenced by Cibu is severely restricted in this regard.

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