Re: f + halant + i = ?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Dec 20 1999 - 15:50:51 EST

"James E. Agenbroad" wrote:

> Could the Devanagari halant be used with Latin script, runes, etc.? This
> is just a quick idea. Feel free to shoot it down.

Two problems: virama has its own default glyph, and there seems to be
no reason to use DEVANAGARI VIRAMA rather than one of the dozen or so
other viramas. But this leads to an idea: that ZWL should be called
SOFT VIRAMA, as it is used to ligate characters if possible, but has
no rendering if ligation is impossible.


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