[Neobrahmigp] Requesting changes in on Devanagari and Gurmukhi Cross-script Variants

Akshat Joshi akshatj at cdac.in
Wed Jan 31 10:22:31 UTC 2018

Dear Dr. Lehal, Dr. Sarmad and Pitinan,

I was finalizing DV LGR XML file and came across following 3 cases 
regarding DV and Gurmukhi cross-script variants. Have given brief 
description of each case alongwith our proposal. Request you all to 
opine on the same. Also, please provide your decision on the proposal in 
each case.
Case 1:*
Two Devanagari characters 0930 and 0935 have been tagged as cross-script 
variants with Gurmukhi character 0A15. This probably necessitates that 
both the DV characters i.e. 0930 and 0935 be made variants of each other 
in DV LGR. However, in a Pure Devanagari Label they are not confusing at 
*Proposal*: Our proposal is, to avoid this, we drop 0930 and 0A15 
variant relationship. In our opinion, the cost of making 0930 and 0935 
as DV variants outweighs the benefit of having 0930 and 0A15 as 
cross-script variants.

*Case 2:*
We have identified DV character 0947 as variants with 0A47. However, in 
DV variants, 0947 is variant with 0946.
*Proposal*: We add 0946 and 0A47 as cross-script variants among DV and 
Gurmukhi. They do look-alike as well. Have given both the characters for 
reference below.
0946 ॆ
0a47 ੇ

*Case 3:
*Following combination is already an accepted cross-script variant in DV 
and Gurmukhi.
प्टे U+092A U+094D U+091F U+0947   (Devanagari)
ਏ U+0A0F (Gurmukhi)
*Proposal*: Since this contains 0947 which has 0946 as Variant in DV, 
following combination should also be admitted as cross-script variant in 
DV and Gurmukhi. They also look-alike in our opinion.
प्टॆ U+092A U+094D U+091F *U+0946* (Devanagari)
ਏ U+0A0F (Gurmukhi)

Akshat Joshi

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