In writings and publications of 70 or 80 years ago, the vowel ‘ee’ (i:), indicated today as ‘ ¼ ‘, was a cursive and looped representation of the short form, ‘ ¬ ‘ (i) In stone inscriptions of 400 or 500 years ago, many Tamil letters are found in other shapes. The older and the more divine a language and its letters are said to be, they, in truth, need reform

Just as some compound characters have separate signs to indicate their length as in ‘ æè ‘ , ‘ îæ ‘ (ka: , ke:), why should not other compound characters like ‘ æ¨ ‘ , ‘ æ© ‘ , ‘ Æ ‘ , ‘ Ô ‘ (ki,ki:,ku,ku:) (indicated integrally as of now), also have separate signs? This indeed requires consideration

Changing the shape of letters, creating new symbols and adding new letters and similarly, dropping those that are redundant, are quite essential

The glory and excellence of a language and its script depend on how easily they can be understood or learnt and on nothing else

Tamil Alphabet looks primitive! How many loops! How many dashes! How many upward turns! How many downward turns! Such cumbersome orthography in the present day! Do we need so many letters today? Why do we need 216 letters? The Englishman does wonders and has only 26 letters. And he turns the whole world round with just 26 letters