From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 19 2004 - 15:45:29 EST
At 12:45 AM 1/19/2004, eMantra Information wrote:
>When i type (U+0924) + (U+094D) + (U+0928) = I get [Conjunct ligature]
>[This conjunct ligature] is not a popular form. where as popular form
>is [half-form conjunct]. (Atleast in Marathi).
>Why is this so? Can somebody elaborate more on this?
[Please excuse loss of Devanagari characters above; embarassingly, I'm not
using a Unicode mail app.]
This is largely a font issue: some fonts will provide the conjunct ligature
and treat it as the default rendering for that particular character
sequence; other fonts will not include the ligature. In OpenType fonts, it
is also possible to vary the default rendering according to a 'language
system' tag, such that the rendering for Marathi might differ from that for
Hindi; this feature of OpenType is not supported by any current
applications, but will be in the future. It is possible that some fonts may
already support the Marathi rendering that you desire, but that
applications are only accessing the default language system rendering,
which is more likely to be based on Hindi norms.
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