Re: Devanagari composing help needed

From: John Hudson (
Date: Thu Jun 07 2007 - 21:31:24 CDT

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    Peter Constable wrote:

    > > ugly, with the Ra resolving to a full form with halant rather than
    > forming a rakar.

    > That’s not what I see on Vista:

    Peter, there seems to be a difference between the <deva> and <dev2> rendering of the string

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    I've tested this with two different versions of Mangal, and the only circumstance in which
    the conjunct in question renders correctly is with the <dev2> shaping with the Office 2007
    / Vista version of Uniscribe. In other circumstances, i.e. where the <deva> script tag is
    applied, the rendering shows the full ra form with explicit halant. This seems to be a
    font bug.

    Asmus wrote:

    > Show's a visible halant at the beginning of the last (long) word in the sample.

    This word स्‍वागत? Really? In what font?

    John Hudson

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