Romanized Singhala got great reception in Sri Lanka

William_J_G Overington wjgo_10009 at
Sun Mar 16 11:05:45 CDT 2014

> So, everyone, can the Romanized Singhala system be used with a QWERTY keyboard to produce Unicode-encoded text, thereby producing a good combined system?

Could this be achieved if a text-processing software package were produced that could automatically perform a character string to character string substitution (namely Romanized Singhala character string to Unicode character string) that would be applied before any OpenType glyph to glyph substitution?

The character string to character string substitution rules could be stored in a text file, such as a UTF-16 text file saved from WordPad, that format being what WordPad describes as a Unicode Text Document file type.

Could this be achieved?

If so, text entry could use an ordinary QWERTY keyboard and yet the resulting text would be stored using the appropriate Unicode characters for the script and the font would use Unicode mappings.

William Overington

16 March 2014

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