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Issues pertaining to rendering and resolving Labels with Conjunct Consonants, Rakaransaya and Yansaya forms in Sinhala Script

Issues pertaining to rendering and resolving Labels with Conjunct Consonants, Rakaransaya and Yansaya forms in Sinhala Script Harsha Wijayawardhana B.Sc. (Miami), CITP(UK), FBCS(UK) in collaboration with LK Domain Registry Chair LLWG and COO and CTO Theekshana   1) Introduction In 2010, Vint Cerf, who is considered one of the fathers of the Internet, unveiled two…

Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) and Universal Acceptance (UA)

Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) and Universal Acceptance (UA) Harsha Wijayawardhana B.S. in Biochemistry (Miami), CITP (UK), FBCS (UK) Current Chair, Local Language Working Group (LLWG) of the ICTA 1. Introduction Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which is known worldwide as ICANN, concluded its Annual General Meeting, ICANN 75, in Kuala Lumpur,…

Current Status of Sinhala Unicode with issues identified and workarounds, if available, based upon testing performed on selected Mobile and Desktop Operating Systems

Current Status of Sinhala Unicode with issues identified and workarounds, if available, based upon testing performed on selected Mobile and Desktop Operating Systems Harsha Wijayawardhana B.Sc. (Miami), CITP (UK), FBCS (UK) Introduction Help Centre for Sinhala and Tamil Unicode functions as a hotline as well as a Help Centre, catering to Sinhala and Tamil Unicode…

Introduction to Unicode and how to type and store in Sinhala using Unicode Fonts

Introduction to Unicode and how to type and store in Sinhala using Unicode Fonts Harsha Wijayawardhana B.Sc., FBCS COO & CTO of Theekshana R & D Introduction Sinhala and Tamil are categorized under complex scripts at the time when technology was created to render them on computers. Sinhala had taken a long and arduous computerization…

Help Centre for Sinhala and Tamil Unicode

Help Centre for Sinhala and Tamil Unicode Harsha Wijayawardhana B.Sc., FBCS COO/CTO of Theekshana R&D Introduction Today Sinhala is widely used on computers, mobile phones, and on the Internet and Sinhala computerization has come a long way since the early days in the nineteen-eighties. It has been calculated that more than three million Facebook users…

Sinhala Zero and Large Numbers in Sinhala Mathematics— an analysis based upon the Pujavaliya

Harsha Wijayawardhana, B.S. in Biochemistry (Miami), CITP (UK), FBCS (UK) Abstract There is ample evidence that ancient Sinhala people had known the concept of zero and zero placeholder. Until the author presented that the Sinhala people had used a symbol for zero, most European scholars believed that Sinhala mathematics did not have a zero. This…