Re: Disunifying Danda and Double Danda in Indian scripts (Re: [indic] Re: DV Danda)

From: N. Ganesan (
Date: Tue Apr 04 2006 - 13:07:56 CST

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    Disunifying Dandas in Indian scripts

    Here is the proposal to encode Kaithi script
    very closely related to Devanagari script.
    Kaithi was widely used before Devanagari script
    was introduced wholesale in north India
    after India's independence.

    Even Kaithi script is seeking to disunify
    daNDas, see Fig. 17 in pg. 33:

    Is Bengali dari close to Kaithi than Devanagari?
    or, is it close to Oriya dandas?
    Of course, Kannada, Tamil examples are very different
    from Devanagari dandas.

    A historic Indian script, Siddham has different
    daNDa shapes also:

    Pl. take a look at Oriya daNDas
    They are very short, and are quite different from Devanagari script's.

    N. Ganesan

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