Re: Devanagari composing help needed

From: Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven (
Date: Thu Jun 07 2007 - 14:17:41 CDT

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    -On [20070607 20:15], Eric Muller ( wrote:
    > I think that what Ambarish is telling is us is that what Unicode has
    > described as RA_sub (see rule R6 in section 9.1), aka vattu in OpenType,
    > should really considered as made of two parts, one stroke for RA and one
    > stroke for a halant.
    > In everything I have seen from Unicode and OpenType, vattu is viewed as an
    > atomic object, and is graphically depicted as two connected strokes. Is it
    > common to display a vattu as two disconnected strokes?

    Pardon me if I sound dumb, but looking at page 305 (9.1 R6) the TTHA (U+0920)
    that's shown already has a halant/virama. Next we add RA (U+0930) and we get
    TTHA (U+0920) + RA_sub/vattu. In the fonts I use this gets displayed with a
    more dedicated glyph for the vattu.

    For example, in the Mangal font on Windows this gets properly replaced by one
    glyph displaying the vattu.

    So where/how do you see two disconnected strokes?

    Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)> / asmodai
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