[XeTeX] Trouble with displaying word containing 3 conjunct consonants in Devanagari

Ravi Parimi rparimi at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 21:06:04 CEST 2009

On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj at melroch.se> wrote:
> Ravi Parimi skrev:
>> Hi,
>> I'm using xelatex Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.6 (Web2C 7.5.7) on Max
>> OSX 10.5.8 with Devanagari MT.
>> There's a word that contains the following sequence of letters: ङ् ख्
>> ये (which is zf + Kf + ye using the devanagri qwerty keys). When run
>> through xelatex, I see that the final य (y) doesn't merge into the
>> previous two letters. Instead, I see a halant character intervening
>> the first two letters (ङ् + ख्) and the final letter (य).
> Are you sure the conjunct exists in the font?
> It looks like a conjunct which would require
> its own glyph.

Is there a way to figure out (other than creating the .tex and
processing it with xelatex) what level of conjuncts are supported by
the font I'm using (Devanagari MT). Also, would you know if there are
other fonts which support a wider variety of glyphs, conjuncts etc.
for the Mac?


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