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Unicode Demystified by Richard Gillam

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Thai

The next four scripts described in this chapter are used in Southeast Asia to write various Asian languages. All of these scripts descend from the South Brahmi forms, but show greater diversification, reflecting the wider variety of languages represented.

The Thai script is used to write the Thai language of Thailand.[12] The Thai and Lao scripts both have their roots in a script developed in 1283 by King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai. They had diverged into separate scripts, with different spelling rules, by the sixteenth century.

[12] The information in this section and the section on the Lao script comes from Anthony Diller, “Thai and Lao Writing,” in The World's Writing Systems, pp. 457–466, with some additional information coming from Nakanishi, ...

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