[XeTeX] Conjunct consonants in devanagari
jfkthame at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 6 20:08:15 CEST 2009
On 6 Sep 2009, at 03:40, 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
> and ग such that the ग merges with the ङ and appears below it
> but I can
> only come up with गङ्गा.
This is not a question of typing; in either case, the character
sequence is the same: NGA HALANT GA.
I guess you're using the Devanagari MT font that is included with OS
X? In that case, try:
for xelatex, or (for plain xetex):
\font\mydevfont="Devanagari MT:Conjuncts=Additional Conjuncts" at
> Is it possible to print such a conjunct by a
> combination of the ALT key and a sequence of numbers?
No. It depends on having support in the font, and the Devanagari MT
font on OS X does not provide this particular form by default, but
does enable it via the Additional Conjuncts feature.
The particular conjunct forms that a font provides by default will
depend on what the font designer decided to implement; you might get
different results with other fonts (either AAT or OpenType).
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