RE: Representative glyphs for combining kannada signs

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Sat Apr 01 2006 - 07:55:03 CST

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Vinod Kumar

    > The underlying character sequence <Nga Halant Ka MatraI> should have
    > display with the glyph gMatraI preceding the glyph corresponding to
    > only if the <Nga Halant> has generated a half form or has joined with
    > So <gMatraI gNgaHalf gKa> and <gMatraI gNgKa> are correct.
    > But if the font does not have the half Nga or conjunct glyphs as is
    > then the correct rendering is <gNga gHalant gMatraI gKa>.
    > I am sick and tired of people glibly claiming that
    > <gMatraI GNga gHalant gKa> is valid display for the character

    The reality is that some people *do* consider that a valid display for
    the character sequence. I was told at one point that that was even
    adopted as a recommended spelling convention by the Indian government,
    but I have no confirmation for that.

    Peter Constable

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