Thursday, November 8, 2000
After sending a comment on the Ra(sup) + independent vowel discussion two
more general Devanagari questions occurred to me:
1. Is a halant/virama ever valid following other than a consonant (or
consonant and nukta)? My logic being that you cannot remove an inherent
vowel unless one is present and they are only inherent to consonants..
2. Is a vowel (matra or independent) ever valid after a halant/virama?
My logic being that it is pointless to say no vowel is present and then
give one.and a matra replaces the inherent vowel without the help of a
I know Unicode prefers not to declare sequences of codes invalid so this
is not a suggestion that it do so, just a comment that, if true, those who
build Indic rendering software might find useful.
Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
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