Dead and Compose keys (was: Re: Romanized Singhala got great reception in Sri Lanka)

Naena Guru naenaguru at
Tue Mar 18 01:01:02 CDT 2014

Okay, Doug.

Type this inside the yellow text box in the following page:
kaaryyaalavala yanþra pañkþi

Please tell me what sequence of Unicode Sinhala codes would produce what
the text box shows.

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 7:56 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:

> Naena Guru wrote:
>  In the case of romanized Singhala, any processing that English
>> accepts, it accepts too. For RS, you select a font to display it in
>> the native script because if it is mixed with English, both are using
>> the same character space, just as when English and French are mixed.
> But English and French actually *use* the same letters, or at any rate
> most of them. With your approach, it is not possible to write Sinhala in
> the Sinhala script mixed with English or French or anything else in the
> Latin script. In web pages you can resort to <span style="Latin"> tricks,
> but this doesn't work for plain text.
> This is what people mean when they suggest that your real goal is to
> abolish the Sinhala script and just write in Latin.
> --
> Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA
> | @DougEwell ­
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