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

Krishnaprasad G krishnaprasadah.g at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 10:28:01 UTC 2019

I am sorry, replace it has with "Vani Vilas", so newly developed
Vedic fonts will have all details as Chandas fonts

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 3:56 PM Krishnaprasad G <krishnaprasadah.g at gmail.com>

> 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
> KP
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:36 AM Jan E.M. Houben <jemhouben at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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.
>>>>> --
>> *Jan E.M. Houben*
>> Directeur d'Études, Professor of South Asian History and Philology
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