[INDOLOGY] Font?

Richard Mahoney | Indica et Buddhica rmahoney at fastmail.com
Thu May 11 06:56:00 EDT 2017


Hello Madhav,

I haven't done this but I'd have thought that if you took the Latin
Modern r and l underdots as a model then you might be able to use
something like FontForge to create new characters by simply replacing
the dots with circles: 

https://fontforge.github.io/en-US/

http://designwithfontforge.com/en-US/Diacritics_and_Accents.html

The LM fonts are quite well designed so might make a decent starting
point ...


R





On Thu, 11 May 2017 06:26:28 -0400
Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Hi Richard,
> 
>      I have been able to produce letters with the underdot.  My
> question is about how to produce letters with a circle underneath as
> in "r̥ r̥̄ l̥ l̥̄".
> 
> Madhav
> 
> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 1:26 AM, Richard Mahoney | Indica et Buddhica
> < rmahoney at fastmail.com> wrote:  
> 
> > Dear Madhav,
> >
> > For a while I've been using the Latin Modern (Roman) fonts:
> >
> > http://www.gust.org.pl/projects/e-foundry/latin-modern
> >
> > r and l underdot are available in various forms. You might be able
> > to knock something up from these.
> >
> > Here are some charts, please see pg 13:
> >
> > Latin Modern Family of Fonts / The Technical Documentation
> > Jackowski & Nowacki
> > http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/fonts/lm/lm-info.pdf
> >
> >
> >
> > Best, Richard
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:43 -0400
> > Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> >  
> > > Dear Colleagues,
> > >
> > >      In my Manjushree-CSX font, I had designed characters like r
> > > and l with a small circle underneath to represent ऋ and लृ.  This
> > > was the usage in Wackernagel's Altindische Grammatik as seen in
> > > the extract below.
> > >
> > > [image: Inline image 1]
> > >      Since I can no longer use the Manjushree-CSX font today,  I
> > > am wondering if there any Unicode fonts that are able to produce
> > > such diacritics?  Any suggestions?
> > >
> > > Madhav Deshpande
> > >  
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >  
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