Hello TSCII group members,
I'm just a fresher to the group, from southern TNadu. I've recently come to know about tscii, downloaded the fonts & utilities, and used them for a few days. Of course I've used other Tamil fonts for over a decade, in DOS & WIN, mainly for communicating with local authorities, in hard copies. Since I'm comfortable with transliteration, I'm comfortable with tscii too!
(a) eKALAPPA to run in background, to use / activate tscii fonts.
(b) Every one of the tscii font seems to contain a corresponding English font too.
Now, why not:
(a) Make tscii to run on the host platform, without any background or foreground program / utility / daemon? Non tscii fonts do exist, like Latha in winxp and kriti, known to me, which run on their hosts W/O any utility of any sort. Of course the key mapping is differant from tscii's.
(b) Do away with in built English fonts, since far too many of these are available in the respective platforms. Toggling from / to Tamil, to / from English is also unnecessary, since available English fonts are always there. This will slim the ttf files and make better use of the efforts of the programmers. If one wants to mix other languages / fonts, just click format , fonts and proceed.
Thanking you, and wishing you all a very Happy Dipavali,
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