The Florence Fragments

Jaob Schmidt-Madsen jacob at FABULARASA.DK
Tue Mar 22 20:14:09 UTC 2011

Hi Allen

You can find the Sinhala script (including the Mishra characters) in
several places around the net, e.g. and

Personally, I have found the guide "The Sinhala Writing System: A Guide to
Transliteration" by James W. Gair and W. S. Karunatillake most helpful as
it gives both the typed and the most common manuscript variants of the
characters. You can find it online here:


> Jacob,
> I have not heard of the Mishra version of the Simhala script.  Where is it
> discussed and tables of characters displayed?  it might come in useful in
> identifying the Library of Congress's Simhala mss one of these days.
> Allen Thrasher
> Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
> Senior Reference Librarian and Team Coordinator
> South Asia Team
> Asian Division
> Library of Congress
> Washington, DC 20540-4810
> tel. 202-707-3732
> fax 202-707-1724
> The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Library of
> Congress.

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