[INDOLOGY] More Devanagari font samples

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 12:33:46 EDT 2017


oh, good!

I got the fonts yesterday, so I had no error messages like that.

Chi-Writer! Wow! I haven't thought of that for many years!  I remember now,
it was a very important tool for a period.

What a rich eco-system we work in now, by comparison.  Unicode has made
such a difference.

Best,
Dominik

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On 19 June 2017 at 16:34, Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> 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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