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

Ravi Parimi rparimi at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 00:10:20 CEST 2009

> Hello.
>> I am not aware of any applications on the mac that can print the
>> desired form. Does this mean I cannot get xetex to print this conjunct
>> form at all? In response to one of my previous posts, Jon pointed out
>> that even though it is not possible to print the conjunct form of my
>> choice using the Devanagari qwerty keyboard, using the Additional
>> Conjuncts option of the devanagari font would display the conjunct in
>> the generated pdf (e.g ङ् + ग). I was hoping that the same method
>> would help achieve the final form I was looking for.
> You can produce the conjunct in the pdf by typing  सङ्ख्य{\XeTeXglyph414}
> (assuming you are using Devanagari MT). This is inelegant but at least it
> seems to work. In my very limited experience of typesetting Sanskrit text in
> devanagari, I have only had to generate three or four conjuncts in this
> manner, so on the whole it's tolerable. But others may have better
> suggestions.


Thanks a lot for this - it works perfectly :) Is there a doc on all
the available glyphs for Devanagari MT? If so, can you please point it
to me?

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