Bengali: variants of same conjunct

From: Arijit Upadhyay (
Date: Sun Jun 18 2000 - 04:03:53 EDT

Is there any way to use variants ( I call it so- meaning different looks for
the same conjunct) of same conjunct within same conjunct within a same same
font suitcase through unicode.

example: In Bengali, conjunct formed by #09A8 (bengali letter na), #09AF
(bengali letter ya) and # 09C1 (bengali vowel sign u) has two different
looks based on the type of manuscript it is being used upon. One for modern
manuscripts and other for older ones. Presently the only way this is typed
is by using two differnt fonts for such characters. Now as for indic scripts
uncode uses gpyph substitution scheme, is there any way 2-3 variants( looks)
can be kept in same suitcase and called according to one's choice.


Arijit Upadhyay

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