- The Tamil-Brahmi script has been paleographically and stratigraphically dated between the 3rd century BCE and the 1st century CE, and it constitutes the earliest known writing system evidenced in many parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Sri Lanka.
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The Tamil script has 12 vowels ( உயிரெழுத்து, uyireḻuttu, "soul-letters"), 18 consonants ( மெய்யெழுத்து, meyyeḻuttu, "body-letters") and one special character, the ஃ ( ஆய்த எழுத்து, āytha eḻuttu ). ஃ is called "அக்கு", akku and is classified in Tamil orthography as being neither a consonant nor a vowel. 
Jun 20, 2014 · A Tamil-Brahmi script inscribed on a potsherd, which was found at the Khor Rori area in Oman, has come to light now. The script reads “nantai kiran” and it can be dated to first century CE, that is, 1900 years before the present.
The Ancient Tamil Script is one of the earliest known writing systems evidenced in many parts of India by Epigraphic records found on Rock edicts and Hero stones. Although these inscriptions are a rich source of history, very few applications have been developed to recognize and translate ancient Tamil Script characters.
May 21, 2021 · A Systematic Approach to Handle Ancient Tamil Script Using Deep Learning Techniques Abstract. The ancient Tamil script is one of the earliest known writing systems evidenced in many parts of India by... 1 Introduction. The Tamil script has evolved over many centuries, with the 200+ characters, ...
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Dec 18, 2019 · The idea is to popularise old Tamil scripts today. Rajan had developed a Unicode font for Tamil-Brahmi eight years ago. Even though his Unicode found an audience, it was a limited one. This ignited Rajan’s thought and he decided to develop an app which could make Tamil-Brahmi accessible and recognisable to all.