[INDOLOGY] How about Vedic accent >>> Re: Various Font's comparison with Vani Vilas

Krishnaprasad G krishnaprasadah.g at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 10:26:23 UTC 2019

Dear Jan
Thanks for the mail. I am extremely sorry for the late reply.
We are working on Vedic accents separately. However, it has all basic
Vedic accents but not detailed as Chandas font.

Thanks and regards

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:36 AM Jan E.M. Houben <jemhouben at gmail.com>

> Does Vani Vilas provide a way to represent Vedic accent as in अ॒ग्निमी॑ळे
> पु॒रोहि॑तं ?
> Some two decades ago John Smith published (
> http://bombay.indology.info/software/fonts/index.html) his fonts Nakula
> and Sahadeva, which are
> "two TrueType/OpenType Unicode Devanagari fonts. Both contain all the
> conjuncts and other ligatures (including Vedic accents) likely to be needed
> by Sanskritists."
> In my view this is a minimum requirement for a Devanagari font.
> The representation of accents in combination with other signs is, however,
> not always ideal in Nakula and Sahadeva, for instance svarita in
> combination with long i, superscript r etc.
> Is there any Unicode Devanagari font that represents Vedic accent and is
> there any software to transscribe text with Vedic accent from Unicode
> Devanagari to a Unicode roman script (and vice versa)?
> Best regards,
> Jan Houben
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2019 at 21:32, Krishnaprasad G via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> Prof Madhav Deshpande Ji
>> Thanks a lot for the feedback. Yes, we will work for the conjuncts to
>> make it similar to Nirnaya Sagara, and also could you please give an idea
>> about the specific conjunct that you are thinking good. Very valuable
>> information about the MSS, luckily we can retain both types, that is
>> षट्त्रिंशत् and ta going under.
>> Could please send the image of the letter from MSS if it is not too
>> hassle for you.
>> One more thing is we are trying to make both versions, that is with gaps
>> between characters and without gaps.
>> Thanks
>> KP
>> On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 10:24 AM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu>
>> wrote:
>>> Dear Krishnaprasad Ji,
>>>      Both Vani Vilas and Nirnaya Sagara fonts look good, the conjuncts
>>> look better in the Nirnaya Sagara font, but you can design them in the Vani
>>> Vilas as well.  Great work.  About the conjuncts in Dominik's ṣaṭtriṃśat, I
>>> wonder what is the practice in the manuscripts.  I don't remember seeing a
>>> conjunct where त or त्र hangs below ट.  In this case, perhaps writing
>>> षट्त्रिंशत् may be closer to the practice of the manuscripts.  This needs
>>> to be checked, perhaps in the manuscripts of the
>>> Ṣaṭtriṃśat-tattva-sandoha.  With best wishes,
>>> Madhav M. Deshpande
>>> Professor Emeritus
>>> Sanskrit and Linguistics
>>> University of Michigan
>>> [Residence: Campbell, California]
>>> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 7:36 PM Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <
>>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>>> Looks very good to me. I imagine you'll work on ṣaṭtri-  But everything
>>>> else looks really nice.
>>>> --
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