Stefan Baums baums at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Oct 27 20:08:13 UTC 2004

> I have been looking for an Internet site which shows all
> ligatures used in Sanskrit.

Ulrich Stiehl has designed an OpenType Sanskrit font that attempts
cover all conjuncts that occur in a substantial corpus of Sanskrit
texts.  The font can be downloaded here

The manual for the font is at

See p. 28 ff. for the corpus of covered texts and an alphabetical
list of all ligatures.  There is also a short paper at

that lists the “807 tatsächlich belegten Sanskrit‐Ligaturen” on
p. 4.

For some of the ligatures that he lists, I find it hard to think
of words that would contain them, but I have never felt compelled
to systematically verify his results (which could presumably be
automated by writing a script that searches for all the ligatures
on the list in texts available from GRETIL).

Best regards,
Stefan Baums

Stefan Baums
Asian Languages and Literature
University of Washington

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