[INDOLOGY] Unicode fonts for Śāradā and Bhujimol scripts?

Nataliya Yanchevskaya markandeia at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 04:26:51 EDT 2020


Dear Michael,
Many thanks for your detailed answer! I know about Google NOTO – it is
unusable indeed.
I will look into the Newari fonts you recommend, although they are probably
no good for Bhujimol.
Thanks again!
Nataliya

On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 3:21 PM Michael.Slouber--- via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Nataliya,
>
> I have searched extensively in the past few years for Sharada and Newari
> fonts (preferring unicode) for use as illustrations of original texts in my
> forthcoming edited anthology, *A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses* (UC
> Press).
>
> For Sharada, the only option I was able to find is Google's Noto Sans
> Sharada <https://aksharamukha.appspot.com/describe/Sharada>, which is so
> ugly as to be unusable.
>
> For Newari fonts, there are some decent ones for modern forms of the
> script, such as described at the bottom of this page
> <https://aksharamukha.appspot.com/describe/Newa> (with links to the
> fonts).  I am not aware of any fonts for the older "Bhujimol" form of the
> script.  There is also a Devanagari-encoded "unicode" font for the Ranjana
> script you might be interested in, described here
> <https://aksharamukha.appspot.com/describe/Ranjana>.  These
> Devanagari-encoded Newar fonts work well, despite using the Devanagari
> unicode character map.  See here
> <https://garudam.info/Ch5-ScriptImage.jpg> and here
> <https://garudam.info/Ch10-ScriptImage.jpg> for full-page samples.
>
> All the best,
> Michael
>
> --
> Michael Slouber, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, South Asian Studies
> Global Humanities and Religions
> Western Washington University
>
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