[XeTeX] Conjunct consonants in devanagari

David Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sun Sep 6 05:14:00 CEST 2009

Make sure that you are using a native OS X font that contains AAT 
features.  OS X comes with one or two of these (sorry, I can't tell you 
the exact names).  You should be able to type the letters (using a 
Unicode keyboard, of course, such as comes with OS X) and not have to 
worry about making any manual adjustments; the lookups built into the 
font are supposed to take care of reordering and reshaping 
automatically.  If you try to use a font with OT features, such as you 
would on Windows or Linux, it won't work.  You can use OT fonts with OS 
X for simple scripts (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, etc.) but complex scripts 
such as Arabic and Devanagari require a native AAT font.


Ravi Parimi wrote:
> Does anyone on this list have experience with typing conjunct
> consonants in devanagari on Mac OSX 10.5.6? I'm trying to print half ङ
> and ग such that the ग merges with the ङ and appears below it but I can
> only come up with  गङ्गा. Is it possible to print such a conjunct by a
> combination of the ALT key and a sequence of numbers?
> Thanks

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