[INDOLOGY] Correction and updates of Nirnay Sagar Fonts

Krishnaprasad G krishnaprasadah.g at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 18:31:43 UTC 2019

Dear all
Vani Vilas is almost done. This is the comparison passage for newly
developed fonts.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 8:11 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Dear Krishnaprasad Ji,
>      Thank you so much for this download link.  It is a wealth of useful
> resources.  With best regards,
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus
> Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan
> [Residence: Campbell, California]
> On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 7:22 PM Krishnaprasad G <
> krishnaprasadah.g at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks, everyone for supporting me giving feedbacks.
>> You can download from here.
>> https://yadi.sk/d/rDIogm1J3WjKp4
>> On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 8:43 AM Harry Spier <hspier.muktabodha at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Dominink Wujastyk wrote:
>>>>  modern font technology can help.  OpenType includes some "alternates"
>>>> or "contextual alternates" features that allow the user (or auto-select) to
>>>> select from multiple versions of a glyph.  But I'm sure you know this.  And
>>>> it's only certain advanced text-setting programs like TeX that allow one to
>>>> access such features easily (e.g., through fontspec
>>>> <https://ctan.org/pkg/fontspec?lang=en>, manual part IV).
>>> I use the FontCreator program from Hi-Logic which allows you to create
>>> open type "contextual features".  I've used this feature. I use the
>>> professional product which retails for $199.00 but their website says that
>>> the Home edition for $79.00 also has this feature (but the home edition
>>> cannot be used for commercial purposes).  The program only works on windows.
>>>> Such questions make me wish to consult Naik's classic work *Typography
>>>> of Devanagari <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6241715>* (3 vols, 1971
>>>> rev. ed.), but I've never had access to a copy of this rare publication.
>>> I have this book. (Unfortunately its in storage in New York). Its been
>>> 20 years since I looked at it but I recall it was absolutely fascinating.
>>> As I recall  one volume gives examples of devanagari printing from the
>>> earliest printed editions up till fairly modern times (when it was
>>> published), another volume  describes the authors ideas for a devanagari
>>> typewriter and the third volume focuses on some esoteric ideas of the
>>> author.  I can't recall the details.
>>> Harry Spier

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