We have provided sufficient documentation for both these layouts in later sections.
However, if you are likely to work on Tamil text a lot more than English (or non- Tamil) text, you may want to give the Tamil99 keyboard a try. Details on this keyboard can be found at http://www.tamilnet99.org
Choosing a character set is extremely important. Every Tamil font is designed for a particular character set. A character set (also known as encoding) determines how each character is stored in a font.
If you select fonts
are new and do not want to be troubled by these, we recommend that you
the TSCII 1.7 character that begin with “TSC”.
set. If you Examples
have selected this, you of Murasu fonts that
should only use uses the TSCII
c h a r a c t e r s e t a r e T S C u _ I n a i M a t h i a n d T S C u _ I n a i K a t h i r available in TSCII as well as others. .
All Murasu fonts are
To make this document complete, we provide the detail
s of each character set
Murasu Anjal2000 supports 10 different character sets – 7 for Tamil and one each for Devanagari, Telugu and Malayalam. A brief description of each is given below:
This was popularly used for email communications and Tamil Web
page construction prior to any standardisation effort on 8bit encoding for Tamil. It is still supported in Anjal to enable users to revisit their old documents. Anjal fonts that are based on this encoding start their names with “An_” (like An_Amuthu). The popular fonts like “InaiMathi”, “InaiKathir” and “ArulMathi” (without any pre or postfix in their names) are all based on Anjal
encoding. TSCII 1.7
If you are new to Anjal, or Unicode (see below).
This is the latest version of the TSCII (short for Tamil Script Code for Information Interchange) format. TSCII is format that was developed by programmers, webmasters and users around the
adopted this format. If you already use TSCII, or if you are new, you may want to use this format. There is another white paper on
http://www.murasu.com/help/tscii17. on TSCII 1.7 encoding start with “TSC”
The names of fonts based (such as TSCu_InaiMathi).
for Tamil Bilingual, this is another
8bit standard. It mey-ezutthukkal
à´³™è). The dot (½èã’) is encoded as a separate character.
This format was announced after the TamilNet99 conference and
as a standard
The names of Anjal
the Tamil Nadu state based on TAB start with