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STC Activities



The primary goal of STC is to develop and implement a character encoding standard for Tamil, named TSCII, that will work across all platforms with the existing software applications. The members also discuss the standardisation of keyboard input schemes, and transliteration schemes.

The core activities can be summarised as follows:
* Defining an 8-bit bilingual character encoding scheme for Tamil (TSCII) that will work across all platforms with existing software applications.
* Develop sorting and searching algorithms and implement them in different applications. Develop proof-of-concept applications in different platforms to aid software developers in implementing TSCII.
* Define standard keyboard input schemes.
* Define standard document formatting methods, with a special emphasis on web pages, so that they are usable with the least end-user interference. (Font naming, use of FONT & META tags in HTML, filename extensions, etc).
* Define a standard roman-transliteration scheme for Tamil.
* Define a standard symbols-encoding (Dingbat font).

Last modified on 4-Sep-1998

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