Devanagari

Dean Anderson dean_anderson at SACARI.ORG
Fri Nov 12 17:03:31 EST 2004


Valerie, I will try to track down some of the Mac fonts I made a long
time ago that had a pretty full set of conjuncts including Vedic
accents.

Dean

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk] On Behalf Of
>Valerie J Roebuck
>Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 5:25 AM
>To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
>Subject: Re: Devanagari
>
>
>I have been following the correspondence about Devanagari with
>interest and increasing frustration.   Isn't there anyone else who,
>like me, just wants a Mac font (or set of fonts) with all the
>ligatures for correct Sanskrit?
>
>I don't see why I should have to buy OS X (and probably a new
>computer to run it on) just to try what sounds like yet
>another Hindi font.  I'm not bothered about Unicode,
>cross-platform compatibility and all the rest of it, so long
>as I can print out Sanskrit teaching
>materials with accuracy.    (Vedic accent marks would be nice, but I
>can manage without them.)
>
>At least one good Sanskrit (free) font has been available for
>PC for at least 10 years now.  Why is there apparently nothing
>for Mac, apart from the very expensive commercial ones?
>
>Valerie J Roebuck
>Manchester, UK
>
>
>At 7:12 pm -0800 11/11/04, Stefan Baums wrote:
>
>>the Unicode text only specifies the basic letters.  The number of
>>conjuncts used in displaying the text is entirely up to the font.
>
>.....
>
>>Most of the Unicode Devanagari fonts currently available cater to the
>>modern languages and lack some of the conjuncts that we would like to
>>have for Sanskrit.
>...
>



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