Re: Generic base characters

From: Raymond Mercier (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2007 - 16:03:43 CDT

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    Ken Whistler writes,

    > One reasonable position to take is that aksaras in a complex
    > Indic script outside the canonical structuring rules for an aksara
    > should be rendered with fallbacks that treat each combining
    > mark that doesn't "fit" as a separate layout unit:
    > {MA + O}, {O}, {O}
    > And then you have to decide how to display those two extra
    > matras that don't have an effective base (even though
    > formally, of course, MA is the base character of the
    > combining character sequence here).

    These and the other remarks assume that vowels are typed as medials, but if
    you wanted to you could write MAOOO or MAIII simply enough in Nagari,
    without runing into ligature problems: मओओओ मइइइ .

    Raymond Mercier

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