Jim Agenbroad said:
> At R5 on page 6-39 ZWJ is used with Devanagari for one purpose; at
> figure 6-15, on page 6-37 ZWJ is used with Devanagari for another purpose.
> Both are valid purposes, but how would rendering software ascertain which
> purpose was intended?
Surely there is no ambiguity. On page 6-37 ZWJ is used to create
half-consonant forms of consonants, rather than the usual behviour. On page
6-39 ZWJ is used to create the half-consonant form of RA, namely the
eyelash-RA. Isn't R5 simply confirming that RA does have a half-consonant
form and showing what it looks like?
Quote with emphasis added:
R5 If the dead consonant RAd precedes ZERO WIDTH JOINER, then the
*half consonant* form RAh, known as eyelash-RA, is used instead of
RAsup. This form of RA is commonly used in writing certain languages
such as Marathi.
-- Tim Partridge. Any opinions expressed are mine only and not those of my employer
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