Special ZWJ/ZWNJ for Malayalam

If these FORMAT control characters ZWJ/ZWNJ are used in Malayalam, the problems will continue. Instead we could have some special CODEPOINTS that emulate the behavior of ZWNJ/ZWJ in Malayalam. We can give some other names for them. They should not be FORMAT CONTROL characters. Can be named CHILLER/UNCHILLER(on a light note). And they should stay in Malayalam language. So there is no need for 6 new chillus, etc etc…

Any thoughts folks !!!

[This thought is updated ! There is no need for special joiners. The existing joiners must not be thrown away by the applications ]



  1. Mahesh Mangalat
    Posted നവംബര്‍ 21, 2006 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Chithrajakumar has made some other alternative for solving the problem with regard to Chillu characters in Malayalam.
    As I understand he has sucessfully implimented in Rachana Linux.He is the best resource in sorting and has an algorithm for Malayalam sorting.Once it is available we will have an environment where Malayalam will behave in a natural way.

  2. Posted നവംബര്‍ 21, 2006 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    and why then it is hidden from public..
    lets have the white paper and debate and make it bug-free.
    Is Rachana-Linux, the customized Ubuntu, available anywhere?

  3. Posted നവംബര്‍ 28, 2006 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    And these characters need not be used in IDN so that there wont be any security issues. Just to tell those applications that remove these characters, I think we should have some special joiners. If all the languages need these kind of special characters, let us have the existing characters not called format control characters.

    No more chilling effects then.

    on a lighter note, pls try to read PenisLand/PenIsland, TherapistFinder/TheRapistFinder
    People who advocate to encode chillus are bringing such trivial examples like
    വന്യവനിക/വന്‍യവനിക, എന്തലമുറ/എന്‍തലമുറ, പിന്നിലാവും/പിന്‍നിലാവും

    The applications should not be allowed to remove the joiners. This is the only solution to this problem.

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