RE: Sanskrit nasalized L

From: Peter Constable <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 05:45:47 +0000

The examples shown here and that I've assumed are Devanagari script. Grantha or other scripts that sub-join "C2" consonants would, indeed, be another matter. And even for Devanagari, while it may be a valid sequence I don't think I'd recommend it.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Shriramana Sharma
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11:00 PM
To: Unicode Discussion List
Subject: Re: Sanskrit nasalized L

On Wednesday 22 June 2011 11:18 AM, Peter Constable wrote:
> I see no necessity for ZWJ, but since ZWJ can be used to select “half”
> forms and this involves a half-form la, that’s a valid sequence.

It's "valid" all right but when one looks into Grantha, it fails, because in Grantha it's the second consonant that takes a conjoining form. (I've given samples in my Grantha proposal.)

So LA + VIRAMA + ZWJ + CHANDRABINDU + LA wouldn't work for Grantha and is hence not to be recommended for pan-Indic, except perhaps as a hack for Devanagari for fonts/engines that don't support proper rendering.

Shriramana Sharma
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