Re: Devanagari and half-consonant forms

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Tue Nov 23 1999 - 12:36:40 EST

    RajKumar> I am no expert in Devanagari or in Hindi but in all the Hindi i
    RajKumar> studied or seen the kka is represented by the liguature in the
    RajKumar> fig kk2. What i did not understand is that in what situation the
    RajKumar> kk1 is used and what is the difference between the two. Also
    RajKumar> what should be done if i have to get two ka s side by side ie
    RajKumar> just kaka no liguature or a conjunct
Though it can be done both ways, I believe the first form (kk1) is a
relatively common conjunct in Hindi.

To get KAKA, simply type two KA's (U+0915) with no intervening VIRAMA
(U+094D). Conjunct and ligature formation occur when the VIRAMA is present.
Mark Leisher
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