Thursday, November 04, 2004

Unicode is cool

This is my name, typed in Hindi using the INSCRIPT keyboard.

सुरेश वेंकटसुब्रमणियन
and in Tamil:

சுரேஷ் வெங்கடசுப்ரமணியன்


In order to do this earlier, I needed all kinds of LaTeX goo...

Incidentally, this site has all kinds of useful information on entering and reading characters from different languages.

Aside: I just realized that Safari mangles the fonts: Hindi slightly, but the Tamil is completely unrecognizable. I can understand that the mapping table for Tamil is not loaded, but the Hindi rendering has the right map, but is wrongly rendered. Interesting...

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