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Unicode: The new face of the Malayalam Script for writing and translation   

                                                                                                   

Have you heard of Unicode: The new face of the Malayalam Script for writing and translation? ASCII and Unicode are two types of Malayalam fonts. Under GPI license, Unicode Malayalam fonts are released. If interested, you can download such fonts and use it. As you know Malayalam script includes Malayalam alphabets which are as follows:  

 

 

 

  With common keyboard layout called Inscript, the Unicode fonts are presented. Meera, AnjaliOldLipi, Dyuthi, Raghu, Rachana, Suruma etc are some examples of Malayalam font. Some features of Malayalam font Meera are its style is regular, it is a true type font, its version is 04, it is inspired by Rachana – a linguistic movement headed by R. Chitrajakumar. True type font, version 0.7302004, regular style, original Malayalam script with Unicode mapping and opentype features etc are some features of AnjaliOldLipi. 

Do you know the features of the Malayalam font namely Dyuthi? Its features include regular style, its version is 1.0, GUN GPL license, this font is similar to Neera font but with bold type face, etc. The features of Rachana Malayalam font are its style is regular, this true type font’s version is 04. It has GNU GPL license, Rachana Akshara Vedi has its copyright etc.  

Have you heard of Suruma Malayalam font? This true type font is in medium style. It has GNU GPL license, its version is 2: subversion:O.5, this fonts are designed for GNU systems with the objective of rendering of traditional Malayalam script. For old and new Malayalam lipi,

Malayalam Unicode fonts are available. Fonts like Meera, Rachana, AnjaliOldLipi follows traditional writing styles.

For all Indian languages including Malayalam, Google and Microsoft have their own versions of unicode transliterator. On International level, as a standard Unicode is accepted. When displaying complicated scripts namely Chinese, there were ambiguity in the earlier period. Most of such issues were solved by Unicode. For every character, Unicode provides a unique number. The leading industry brands namely Microsoft, HP, Apple etc adopted the Unicode Standard. The cost saving is the advantage of using Unicode into client server or multi-tiered applications. 

Character Name 

Character 

OS X Option Code 

Win XP ALT Code 

Entity 

Hex Entity 

MALAYALAM LETTER A 

 

Option+0D05 

ALT+3333 

അ 

&#x0D05 

MALAYALAM LETTER AA 

 

Option+0D06 

ALT+3334 

ആ 

&#x0D06 

MALAYALAM LETTER I 

 

Option+0D07 

ALT+3335 

ഇ 

&#x0D07 

MALAYALAM LETTER II 

 

Option+0D08 

ALT+3336 

ഈ 

&#x0D08 

MALAYALAM LETTER U 

 

Option+0D09 

ALT+3337 

ഉ 

&#x0D09 

MALAYALAM LETTER UU 

 

Option+0D0A 

ALT+3338 

ഊ 

&#x0D0A 

MALAYALAM LETTER VOCALIC R 

 

Option+0D0B 

ALT+3339 

ഋ 

&#x0D0B 

MALAYALAM LETTER VOCALIC L 

 

Option+0D0C 

ALT+3340 

ഌ 

&#x0D0C 

MALAYALAM LETTER E 

 

Option+0D0E 

ALT+3342 

എ 

&#x0D0E 

MALAYALAM LETTER EE 

 

Option+0D0F 

ALT+3343 

ഏ 

&#x0D0F 

MALAYALAM LETTER AI 

 

Option+0D10 

ALT+3344 

ഐ 

&#x0D10 

MALAYALAM LETTER O 

 

Option+0D12 

ALT+3346 

ഒ 

&#x0D12 

MALAYALAM LETTER OO 

 

Option+0D13 

ALT+3347 

ഓ 

&#x0D13 

MALAYALAM LETTER AU 

 

Option+0D14 

ALT+3348 

ഔ 

&#x0D14 

MALAYALAM LETTER VOCALIC RR 

 

Option+0D60 

ALT+3424 

ൠ 

&#x0D60 

MALAYALAM LETTER VOCALIC LL 

 

Option+0D61 

ALT+3425 

ൡ 

&#x0D61 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The websites namely malayalam.ge6.org/malayalam-fonts, www.malayalamunicode.com/helps you to know more about Unicode – the new face of the Malayalam script. 

 

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