[scribus] Tamil in scribus

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Fri Mar 25 13:35:16 CET 2011

hi srikrishnan,

> I want to share some more things regarding tamil with you. Unlike Hindi,
> Tamil letters are continously modified until mid of the 20th century as per the emerged requirements from print media. So maximum number of ascending and descending characters are modernised, which leads to improvementsin leading problems in Tamil.
> Total Tamil characters are only
> Vowels = 12
> Consonants = 18
> hermaphrodite letter (Aiyudha Ezhuthu, either vowel nor consonants) = 1
> combination of vowels and Consonants = 12*18 = 216
> Apart from that there are Grantha letters = 6
> Total = 247+6
> In Tamil there is no running letters style. So there is no need to worry much about 'various glyphs depending on
>> leading/following glyphs' as like other indic languages such as Hindi
> Following link is very useful for you
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_script
> I hope above informations could help you to understand something about Tamil

this means that under certain circumstances you may already be able to 
put tamil text in scribus.

one of the issues will be to check if your input system is supported by 
scribus on the canvas. it should be in the story editor.

can you try and tell us how far you got?


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