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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…

Sinhala as a living language in the Digital Age

Sinhala as a living language in the Digital Age Harsha Wijayawardhana B.Sc. in Biochemistry (Miami), CITP (UK), FBCS (UK) Chairman, Local Language Working Group (LLWG) in collaboration with LK Domain Registry. Introduction On the 21st of February, the world marked International Mother Language Day, and also, on the 2nd of March, Sri Lanka celebrated Sinhala…

Pali-the Language of the Buddhist Scriptures and its presence on the Internet

Pali-the Language of the Buddhist Scriptures and its presence on the Internet Harsha Wijayawardhana B.Sc. in Biochemistry (Miami), CITP (UK), FBCS (UK) Chairman, Local Language Working Group (LLWG) in collaboration with LK Domain Registry Introduction Pali is the ecclesiastical language of the Theravada Buddhist scriptures. It is a language without its own written script and…

How to type all Conjunct Letters under following sections

This document contains Commonly use Conjunct Letters, Conjunct Letters which are not commonly used and Conjunct Letters with modifiers.