Category Archives: zwnj

Meaning change example using ZWNJ in Malayalam

Mr Cibu had challenged in his blog to find an example in Malayalam which brings meaning change with and without using ZWNJ. An example was posted, no reply for that yet. We all know, normally there wont be any meaning change, because there existed the type-writer script in Malayalam in which the reader has to […]

ചില ജോയിനര്‍ തമാശകള്‍

മോഹന്ലാല് രമേശ്ചെന്നിത്തല കൊയ്രാള ജോസ്തോമസ് അമൃത്സര് ഈ തമാശ വായിക്കണമെങ്കില്‍ രചനയോ അഞ്ജലിയോ വേണം. ഇതില്‍ മോഹന്‍ലാലിനെ മാത്രം നമുക്കു് രക്ഷിച്ചാല്‍ മതിയോ? അടിസ്ഥാനപ്രശ്നം ചില്ലുണ്ടാവാത്തതല്ല. അനാവശ്യകൂട്ടക്ഷരങ്ങളുണ്ടാവുന്നതാണു്. അതു് ചില്ല് എന്‍കോഡ് ചെയ്തു് പരിഹരിക്കാനാവില്ല. പ്ര (പ്​രാന്തു്, പ്റാവു് ) എന്നെഴുതാന്‍ പ്​ര മതിയെങ്കില്‍ ഞായറ്, മലര് (ര്‍) എഴുതാനും ര് joiner മതി.

Analysing and Extending “Chill Effect” proposal

N.Ganesan proposed a visible atomic alternative named Malayalam Chillu Sign to solve the present problems in Malayalam Unicode due to the invisible and strippable joiners. I am trying to analyse the proposal here. Advantages: 1.Only one extra codepoint is to be encoded. 2.The visibility and null-string mapping of the joiners are solved. 3.With equivalence mapping […]

Challenging Atomic Chillu encoding

1.Cils are independent graphically. [It is true for 6 Cils. But no glyph for Cil-Y is discovered yet, though many authentic texts mention about it.. and there are more consonants like T, D, ZH which have ‘Cil’-ing behaviour also] and if this ‘graphical’ independence is to be considered, it applies to the reph, prebase/postbase/belowbase signs […]

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 […]