Romanized Singhala got great reception in Sri Lanka
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Sun Mar 16 15:05:22 CDT 2014
On 17/03/2014 6:55 AM, "Jean-François Colson" <jf at colson.eu> wrote:
> Le 16/03/14 14:10, William_J_G Overington a écrit :
>> Is the Romanized Singhala system a way to enter the characters into a
computer using only a QWERTY keyboard?
>>> It is easy to input (phonetically) using a keyboard layout slightly
altered from QWERTY.
>> How is the keyboard altered from QWERTY please?
>> Are you publishing the font please?
> In fact, I think he was speaking of the bare American (US) qwerty. An
international version of it should do the job.
> Looking at his site http://lovatasinhala.com/ and making a copy and paste
of the page contents, you see he uses 7-bit ASCII, a few Latin-1 accented
vowels, and a few additional “letters” such as ð, Ð, þ, æ and µ.
He also makes a case distinction, where upper and lowercase versions of
some characters produce different Sinhala characters.
> Naena Guru’s aim is not to make an input method to type Sinhalese.
Sinhalese keyboards layouts already exist:
> His aim is rather to make an 8-bit font to replace that “difficult” and
“expensive” Unicode compliant Sinhalese.
Creating a new set of difficulties.
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