[INDOLOGY] More Devanagari font samples

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Mon Jun 19 18:34:05 EDT 2017


Hi Dominik,

      I realized that the version of Yashomudra font that I was having
trouble on my Mac was a 2013 older version.  The 2015 version installed
without any problems.  I like this font a lot, though I see that the
alignment of signs like "े", "ु", "ै" etc. with the vertical stems of the
Devanagari characters is not as good as in Sanskrit 2003.  What I like
about Yashomudra is the variable length of the sign for short "i" depending
upon the width of the consonant sign and consonant clusters.  This is
something I do not see in Sanskrit 2003.  I had worked on this feature in
my old Chi-Writer Devanagari fonts in 1980s, which no longer work on newer
computer systems.  I hope that the new version of Sanskrit 2003 that Vikram
Bhaskaran's team is working on will deal with some of these issues.  I
would be happy to do font testing for this team.

Madhav

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Dear Dominik,
>
>      When I tried to install the Yashomudra fonts on my MacBook using Font
> Book, it came back with a serious sounding warning: "These fonts have 10
> errors.  Do not use these fonts."  Have you or anyone else had a similar
> experience with these fonts?
>
> Madhav
>
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 11:32 AM, Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> I've added some more font samples
>> <https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bxA1uYOUwcA/WUft5jL5MPI/AAAAAAAApUk/36Bbnnr9VXkZJJF6qhpnNrAdqGf-k1a_QCLcBGAs/s1600/Screenshot%2Bfrom%2B2017-06-19%2B09-28-56.png> to
>> my blog post
>> <https://cikitsa.blogspot.ca/2017/06/expanded-devanagari-font-comparison.html>
>> .
>>>>
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