Dean Anderson dean_anderson at SACARI.ORG
Thu Oct 28 21:01:27 UTC 2004

Where did you find the list?

Years ago, when I was working on the Devanagari OCR program I created a
font and keyboard interpreter that had all of them that I could find.
But that was so many years ago I don't know where that work is now.
Sometimes, I flirt with the idea of updating that software.


Dean Anderson

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at] On Behalf Of 
>Lars Martin Fosse
>Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 2:41 PM
>Subject: SV: Devanagari
>Hello John,
>And thank you! Actually, I found a rather good list of 
>ligatures, and I have material which will help teach my 
>students how to write devanagari this spring. But if you have 
>material which is paedagogically good, it would be a great 
>idea to share it with the rest of us. I am a great believer in 
>efficiency, and the methods by which I was taught devanagari 
>(and Sanskrit) were not exactly efficient. Also, students tend 
>to be dimmer now than then, simply because the high school 
>system in this country has been seriously undermined by a 
>process where less and less demands have been put on the 
>students in order to let as many of them throught the 
>high-school system as possible. When I left high-school, I 
>knew sufficient French and German to use these languages in my 
>studies. Students now hardly know English, and they have not 
>learned how to learn. So unusual things tend to be a puzzle to them.
>All the best,
>Lars Martin
> Lars Martin Fosse 
>Haugerudvn. 76, Leil. 114, 
>0674 Oslo - Norway 
>Phone: +47 22 32 12 19 Fax:  +47 850 21 250 
>Mobile phone: +47 90 91 91 45 
>E-mail: lmfosse at 
>> -----Opprinnelig melding-----
>> Fra: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at] På vegne av
>> John Huntington
>> Sendt: 28. oktober 2004 17:37
>> Til: INDOLOGY at
>> Emne: Re: Devanagari
>> Dear Lars
>> If you do not find one I will see if I can arrange to have
>> the Huntington Archive put one up including the calligraphy 
>> techniques for writing the ligatures
>> John
>> >
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