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A. Appendix of Tamil Font Encodings

There are several non-standard font encoding schemes for Tamil. Then there are a whole lot of fonts (used mostly by publishing houses in Tamil Nadu, such as Vikatan, Kumutham, thinamaNi, etc.) which do not comply with any of these. The three major font encoding schemes are;

TSCII (Tamil Standard Code of Information Interchange - currently running in beta version 1.7); the first efforts by volunteers throughout world.

TAB (TAmil Bilingual); proposed and approved by the Tamil Nadu government


TSCII 1.6 Encoding Table 

vowels: a, aa/A, i, ii/I, u, uu/U, e, ee/E, ai, o, oo/O, au, aq

consonants: k, ng, c, ny, t, N, th, n^, p, m, y, r, l, v, zh, L, R, n

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Position |  character name        | TSCII glyph
---------|------------------------|----------------------
Characters 0-127 are as in the  standard lower ASCII set
---------|------------------------|----------------------
128  80  | c128                   |  tamil numeral 0
129  81  | c129                   |  tamil numeral 1                
130  82  | baseline single quote  |  tamil numeral 2      
131  83  | florin                 |  tamil numeral 3  
132  84  | baseline double quote  |  tamil numeral 4   
133  85  | ellipsis               |  tamil numeral 5   
134  86  | dagger (single)        |  tamil numeral 6   
135  87  | dagger (double)        |  tamil numeral 7   
136  88  | circumflex             |  tamil numeral 8   
137  89  | per mil (thousand)     |  tamil numeral 9   
138  8A  | S caron                |  modifier for aa/A   
139  8B  | left single guillemet  |  modifier for I   
140  8C  | OE ligature            |  modifier for Ii/I    
141  8D  | c141                   |  modifier for u    
142  8E  | c142                   |  modifier for uu/U     
143  8F  | c143                   |  modifier for e    
144  90  | c144                   |  modifier for ee/E        
145  91  | open single quote      |  (left single guillemet)
146  92  | close single quote     |  (right single guillemet )
147  93  | open double quote      |  (left double guillemet)
148  94  | close double quote     |  (right double guillemet )
149  95  | bullet (large)         |  tamil numeral 10  
150  96  | en dash                |  tamil numeral 100   
151  97  | em dash                |  tamil numeral 1000   
152  98  | tilde                  |  modifier for ai  
153  99  | unregistered trademark |  tamil vowel a   
154  9A  | s caron                |  tamil vowel aa/A   
155  9B  | right single guillemet |  tamil vowel i
156  9C  |  oe ligature           |  tamil vowel ii/Ai   
157  9D  |  c157                  |  tamil vowel u  
158  9E  |  c158                  |  tamil vowel uu/U  
159  9F  |  Y diaeresis           |  tamil vowel e  
160  A0  |  non-breaking space    |  (vacant) 
161  A1  |  Spanish inverted !    |  tamil vowel ee/E  
162  A2  |  cents                 |  tamil vowel ai  
163  A3  |  pounds                |  tamil vowel o  
164  A4  |  intl. monetary symbol |  tamil vowel oo/O  
165  A5  |  yen                   |  tamil vowel au  
166  A6  |  broken bar            |  tamil vowel aq  
167  A7  |  section symbol        |  tamil uyirmei ka 
168  A8  |  diaeresis             |  tamil uyirmei nga  
169  A9  |  copyright             |    copyright
170  AA  |  feminine ordinal      |  tamil uyirmei ca 
171  AB  |  left double guillemet |  tamil uyirmei nya 
172  AC  |  logicalnot            |  tamil uyirmei ta 
173  AD  |  soft hyphen (minus)   |  tamil uyirmei Na 
174  AE  |  registered trademark  |  registered trademark
175  AF  |  macron                |  tamil uyirmei tha  
176  B0  |  ring (also degrees)   |  tamil uyirmei n^a 
177  B1  |  plus/minus            |  tamil uyirmei pa 
178  B2  |  superscript 2         |  tamil uyirmei ma 
179  B3  |  superscript 3         |  tamil uyirmei ya 
180  B4  |  acute                 |  tamil uyirmei ra
181  B5  |  micro symbol (or mu)  |  tamil uyirmei la 
182  B6  |  pilcrow (paragraph)   |  tamil uyirmei va
183  B7  |  bullet (small)        |  bullet (small)  
184  B8  |  cedilla               |  tamil uyirmei zha 
185  B9  |  superscript 1         |  tamil uyirmei La  
186  BA  |  masculine ordinal     |  tamil uyirmei Ra  
187  BB  | right double guillemet |  tamil uyirmei na  
188  BC  |  one-fourth            |  grantha letter ja 
189  BD  |  one-half              |  grantha letter sha 
190  BE  |  three-fourths         |  grantha letter sa 
191  BF  |  Spanish inverted ?    |  grantha letter ha
192  C0  |  A grave               |  grantha letter ksha
193  C1  |  A acute|              |  grantha letter sri 
194  C2  |  A circumflex          |  tamil uyirmei ti/di 
195  C3  |  A tilde               |  tamil uyirmei tii/dii  
196  C4  |  A diaeresis           |  tamil uyirmei ku 
197  C5  |  A ring                |  tamil uyirmei ngu 
198  C6  |  AE ligature           |  tamil uyirmei cu 
199  C7  |  C cedilla             |  tamil uyirmei nyu 
200  C8  |  E grave               |  tamil uyirmei tu
201  C9  |  E acute               |  tamil uyirmei Nu
202  CA  |  E circumflex          |  tamil uyirmei thu
203  CB  |  E diaeresis           |  tamil uyirmei n^u
204  CC  |  I grave               |  tamil uyirmei pu
205  CD  |  I acute               |  tamil uyirmei mu
206  CE  |  I circumflex          |  tamil uyirmei yu
207  CF  |  I diaeresis           |  tamil uyirmei ru
208  D0  |  Icelandic Eth         |  tamil uyirmei lu
209  D1  |  N tilde               |  tamil uyirmei vu  
210  D2  |  O grave               |  tamil uyirmei zhu 
211  D3  |  O acute               |  tamil uyirmei Lu 
212  D4  |  O circumflex          |  tamil uyirmei Ru 
213  D5  |  O tilde               |  tamil uyirmei nu  
214  D6  |  O diaeresis           |  tamil uyirmei kU  
215  D7  |  multiply symbol       |  tamil uyirmei ngU  
216  D8  |  O with oblique stroke |  tamil uyirmei cU    
217  D9  |  U grave               |  tamil uyirmei nyU  
218  DA  |  U acute               |  tamil uyirmei tU  
219  DB  |  U circumflex          |  tamil uyirmei NU  
220  DC  |  U diaeresis           |  tamil uyirmei thU  
221  DD  |  Y acute               |  tamil uyirmei n^U 
222  DE  |  Icelandic Thorn       |  tamil uyirmei pU 
223  DF  |  German sharp s        |  tamil uyirmei mU  
224  E0  |  a grave               |  tamil uyirmei yU 
225  E1  |  a acute               |  tamil uyirmei rU 
226  E2  |  a circumflex          |  tamil uyirmei lU   
227  E3  |  a tilde               |  tamil uyirmei vU 
228  E4  |  a diaeresis           |  tamil uyirmei zhU 
229  E5  |  a ring                |  tamil uyirmei LU 
230  E6  |  ae ligature           |  tamil uyirmei RU 
231  E7  |  c cedilla             |  tamil uyirmei nU 
232  E8  |  e grave               |  tamil vowel  k (ik) 
233  E9  |  e acute               |  tamil vowel  ng (ing)
234  EA  |  e circumflex          |  tamil vowel  c (ikc)
235  EB  |  e diaeresis           |  tamil vowel  ny (iny)
236  EC  |  i grave               |  tamil vowel  t (it)
237  ED  |  i acute               |  tamil vowel  N (iN)
238  EE  |  i circumflex          |  tamil vowel  th (ith)
239  EF  |  i diaeresis           |  tamil vowel  n (in^)
240  F0  |  Icelandic eth         |  tamil vowel  p (ip)
241  F1  |  n tilde               |  tamil vowel  m (im)     
242  F2  |  o grave               |  tamil vowel  y (i<)     
243  F3  |  o acute               |  tamil vowel  r (ir) 
244  F4  |  o circumflex          |  tamil vowel  l (il)    
245  F5  |  o tilde               |  tamil vowel  v (iv)  
246  F6  |  o diaeresis           |  tamil vowel  zh (izh)     
247  F7  |  divide symbol         |  tamil vowel  L (iL)     
248  F8  |  o with oblique stroke |  tamil vowel  R (iR)       
249  F9  |  u grave               |  tamil vowel  n (in)   
250  FA  |  u acute               |  grantha vowel  j (ij)  
251  FB  |  u circumflex          |  grantha vowel  sh (ish)    
252  FC  |  u diaeresis           |  grantha vowel  s (is)     
253  FD  |  y acute               |  grantha vowel  h (ih)     
254  FE  |  Icelandic thorn       |  grantha vowel  ksh (iksh)       
255  FF  |  y diaeresis           |  (vacant)   
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