It's quite simple, though not at all intuitive. If you type an f immediately after letters that you want to conjunct to others, it will conjoin the letters (this will not work with a succeeding vowel, obviously, only with consonants).

There is a guide here with other helpful tips on using the Devanagari QWERTY keyboard on the Mac:

Hope this helps!


Sundari Johansen Hurwitt
PhD Candidate, Asian and Comparative Studies
Department of Philosophy and Religion
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Patrick Olivelle <> wrote:
Dear All:

It is very convenient to type Devanāgarī on a MAC using the Devanagari - QWERTY keyboard. There are some conjunct consonant, however, that are difficult to obtain. One especially frustrating one is the half-y when there are more than one consonant before it, especially in Pages and even in TextEdit. Is there a way to put a half "y" after such consonant clusters manually rather than depend on the QWERTY? Thanks.


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