[XeTeX] XeTeX Digest, Vol 98, Issue 48

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 14:15:14 CEST 2012

2012/6/1 Shiva Shankar <shivably04sdst at gmail.com>:
> To continue the conversation of font problem I have typeset a line in
> Sanskrit using XeLaTeX which shows how
> "tryaa((त्र्या)" is typeset in different fonts. I am hereby attaching png
> images.
> So all except Nakula and Sahadev (which are twin fonts) are not working
> properly –
> I wonder why these two work ok, what is different about how they have been
> created.
> I am using TeXlive 2011.
First, you should examine whether the font is intended for Sanskrit or
Hindi. trya in Hindi is very scarse, in fact i managed to find just a
single Hindi word: स्वातन्त्र्य (usiong "like" search at
Thus it is not a big surprise that it does not work well in Lohit
Hindi although it should be impemented. Anyway, the best place for
such tests is not here but submit the bug reports to the font
maintainers. I have just found that स्वातन्त्र्य is dislayed well in
FreeSerif and Gargi1_7 but not in FreeSans (I will file the bug report
after verification that I have the latest version).

Zdeněk Wagner

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