Devanagari

Joel Bordeaux rubberjoel at SAFE-MAIL.NET
Tue Nov 16 15:52:55 EST 2004


Hello. I'd like to check out this font, please.
And thanks very much for your generous offer.
My address is jeb2104 at columbia.edu
best,
Joel Bordeaux

-------- Original Message --------
From: John Huntington <huntington.2 at OSU.EDU>
Apparently from: owner-indology at LISTSERV.LIV.AC.UK
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Devanagari
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 13:30:16 -0500

> Valerie's message leads me to what is probably a rash move.
>
> However several years ago (maybe ten), I had a then new graduate
> student who was struggling with transcribing Newar ligatures for
> Sanskrit into Romanization.  I wrote for her use a simple Mac font
> with most of the half letters and so on. We then had material that we
> both could read and worked on the transliteration together. However,
> it was based on a rather elegant Devanagari calligraphy book (Which I
> cannot tell you the name of because I have given it to my son to work
> with for a Hindi project). The font look rather nice as the original
> glyphs were done in illustrator and then coded into a font in
> Fontmaker.  It does not follow any formal keyboard system but was
> based on the same key calls as SAsiadiacritic which I also produced
> and which I understand has found fairly wide spread Mac usage.
>
> If any of you want to try the font, please send me a message with
> your e-mail address in it, I will send you a copy of the font and the
> coding sheet for the key calls. Warning not all of the subscribed,
> and superscribed aspects of a  ligature show up well on the screen,
> but they print very well on a postscript (or emulator) printer.
>
> If you find any missing components, please let me know and I see what
> I can do about adding them over the winter holidays (If I stay in
> Columbus)
>
> John
>
>
> >I have been following the correspondence about Devanagari with
> >interest and increasing frustration.   Isn't there anyone else who,
> >like me, just wants a Mac font (or set of fonts) with all the
> >ligatures for correct Sanskrit?
> >
> >I don't see why I should have to buy OS X (and probably a new
> >computer to run it on) just to try what sounds like yet another Hindi
> >font.  I'm not bothered about Unicode, cross-platform compatibility
> >and all the rest of it, so long as I can print out Sanskrit teaching
> >materials with accuracy.    (Vedic accent marks would be nice, but I
> >can manage without them.)
> >
> >At least one good Sanskrit (free) font has been available for PC for
> >at least 10 years now.  Why is there apparently nothing for Mac,
> >apart from the very expensive commercial ones?
> >
> >Valerie J Roebuck
> >Manchester, UK
> >
> >
> >At 7:12 pm -0800 11/11/04, Stefan Baums wrote:
> >
> >>the Unicode text only specifies the basic letters.  The number of
> >>conjuncts used in displaying the text is entirely up to the font.
> >
> >.....
> >
> >>Most of the Unicode Devanagari fonts currently available cater to
> >>the modern languages and lack some of the conjuncts that we would
> >>like to have for Sanskrit.
> >...



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