[XeTeX] Combining consonant with elongated r vowel (ऋ) in Devanagari using Mac

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 13 10:11:11 CEST 2009

On 13 Sep 2009, at 05:33, Ravi Parimi wrote:

> Hello ,
> I am trying to join the consonant त with the vowel ऋ on my Mac  
> running
> 10.5.6 but cannot find the right combination of keystrokes to get the
> desired conjunct form. Combining त and the shorter vowel ृ works  
> as
> expected resulting in तृ

I'm not sure what you mean by "join the consonant त with the vowel  
ऋ" ...
isn't that exactly what तृ is? The character U+0908 ऋ is  
VOCALIC R, in its full (syllable-initial) form; U+0943 ृ is  
SIGN VOCALIC R, which is the combining form use on a consonant (such  
as त).
What other kind of "joining" are you trying to achieve?

If you're actually looking for तॄ, that would be the consonant त  
with U+0960 ॠ. AFAICT, neither the full vowel letter U+0960 nor the  
form U+0944 are supported on the Mac Devanagari QWERTY keyboard, so  
you'd have
to use the character palette or Hex Input layout to enter them, or  
create a
customized keyboard with a tool such as Ukelele to type them more  


> Can anyone on this list show me the right sequence of keys to obtain
> this?  I'm using Devanagari QWERTY keyboard for inputting characters.
> Thanks,
> Ravi

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