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

Robert Zydenbos indoxetex at go4more.de
Tue Sep 29 15:54:16 CEST 2009

I'm a bit surprised that this matter has caused such difficulties (sorry 
that I was away on holidays, otherwise I would have responded earlier). 
Just now I have tested Devanagari MT on my Mac OSX 10.5.8 (on a PowerMac 
G5) with TeXLive 2008, and everything comes out just fine (see attachments):


\setmainfont[RawFeature={Conjuncts=Additional Conjuncts}]{Devanagari MT}



गङ्गा अङ्कः वाङ्मयं सङ्ख्या



Could the difference be because I am using TeXShop as a front end?


Ravi Parimi schreef:

> 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).   Here's my
> source file: [...]
> It appears that the xetex engine isn't able to form a conjunct with
> this combination of letters? I've been able to print other sequences
> of letters with 3 conjuncts without problems, eg. the word उक्त्र
> (optiont+u + kf + tf + r). Any ideas on how to fix this?

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