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bug #50986: Overlapping U+0B82 TAMIL SIGN ANUSVARA

Submitted by:  David Corbett <dscorbett>
Submitted on:  Tue 09 May 2017 07:00:54 PM UTC  
 
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  letter positioning poor Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  development

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Sun 13 Aug 2017 08:27:31 PM UTC, comment #2:

All I know about the Tamil anusvara is what various documents in the UTC document registry have said about it, viz. that it is either the Sanskrit anusvara or a mistakenly encoded glyph variant of the Tamil puḷḷi.

Either way, its glyph should be a small circle above. Though the anusvara may be representable with glyphs below or right, they are not U+0B82.

David Corbett <dscorbett>
Sun 13 Aug 2017 08:14:03 PM UTC, comment #1:

Hi David,

I'll raise the glyph a bit, but it will still touch the i. But I'm not sure it ever appears on a syllable with an i.

The situation is, the status and use of the anusvara in Tamil has been debated. It's not used in native words (but Tamil uses a lot of Sanskrit and other foreign words where it is needed).

I have seen examples where it's represented as a dot under a consonant, or to the right. The way forward isn't at all clear to me. If you have some clear direction on this mark, please let me know.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Tue 09 May 2017 07:00:54 PM UTC, original submission:

In FreeSans and FreeSerif, U+0B82 TAMIL SIGN ANUSVARA overlaps the ascenders of these characters’ glyphs:

  • U+0B87 TAMIL LETTER I
  • U+0BBF TAMIL VOWEL SIGN I
  • U+0BC0 TAMIL VOWEL SIGN II

and the glyphs of many sequences involving these characters:

  • U+0BBF TAMIL VOWEL SIGN I
  • U+0BC0 TAMIL VOWEL SIGN II
  • U+0BC1 TAMIL VOWEL SIGN U
  • U+0BC2 TAMIL VOWEL SIGN UU
David Corbett <dscorbett>

 

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