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UKT 151217: The following are from my older work, some reaching as far back as 2005 which have not been updated. However, their contents in one form or another have been included in my work in folders:
LANG-MEANING
LANG-RELIG
LANG-SIGN
LANG-THOT
and elsewhere. They will be absorbed into my newer work and eventually everything under this indx will be deleted.

History - hist.htm
Myan-Unicode - myan-unicode.htm
Scripts - script.htm
Syllable - prosody.htm

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This section is in need of a thorough review which will take a considerable time.
The following are old files which will be updated, and if any is found to have been included in other sections is to be deleted.

English Pronouncing Dictionary -- U Kyaw Tun
A collection from Daniel Jones English Pronouncing Dictionary 16th ed., and other sources. Contains comparisons of Burmese-Myanmar (Burmese language written in Myanmar-abugida) and English (English language written in Roman-alphabet). Comparisons made to facilitate transliteration of English into Myanmar-script.

History of Writing in India -- U Kyaw Tun
Asoka's Inscriptions |
The Case of Burmese-Myanmar /θ/ | Pali and Sanskrit pronunciations |
Phonetic system | English and Myanmar syllables |

Pali -- U Kyaw Tun
A collection based primarily on An Elementary Pali Course, by Ven. Narada Thera, http://www.vipassana.info/pali%20contents.htm -- in Tipitaka font, and
www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/ele_pali.pdf.

Representing Myanmar in Unicode -- Martin Hosken and Maung Tuntunlwin,
  See www.unicode.org/notes/tn11/myanmar_uni.pdf
  -- Original pdf file rendered into html and edited by U Kyaw Tun.
Excerpt from Unicode 4 -- U Kyaw Tun  -- Temporarily disconnected to update.
-- This excerpt is only for exchange of information between TIL web-page designers. It is being updated as needed.

Scripts -- U Kyaw Tun
While continuing with my study of Devanagari, I came across many web-sites with relevant information. After many futile attempts to incorporate them seamlessly into my old files, I feel that I should rewrite everything from the very beginning. This is my first installment of the whole process.
Scripts or Writing Systems | Definition of a script |
Types of writing systems | Abjad | Abugida | Artificial abugida |
Alphabet | Artificial alphabet |
Syllabary | Logogram | Proto-Writing | Unknown | Ideographic

Unicode 4, ch09-1 (on Devanagari) -- U Kyaw Tun
For a full understanding of Devanagari script, I have to rely heavily on the pdf file on The Unicode Standard, Version 4.0, issued by the Unicode Consortium: http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.0/ch09.pdf
South Asian scripts | Devanagari | Encoding principles
Principles of script | Rendering Devanagari characters |
Consonant Letters | Independent vowel letters | Dependent vowel signs|
Virama | Consonant conjuncts | Explicit virama | Explicit half-consonants |
Rendering | Combining marks | Digits | Punctuation and symbols

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