[XeTeX] Mixed Roman and Indian alphabets for Sanskrit (was: what is \setmainfont used for?)

ShreeDevi Kumar shreeshrii at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 06:01:42 CET 2017

A clarification,

even though sanskrit transliteration in Roman script is labeled as IAST in
the above pages, is does not follow the IAST scheme fully but is cross
between that and the ISO standard, similar to the romanization scheme
described in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Library_at_Kolkata_romanisation to
allow for it to be used for other Indian languages also.

भजन - कीर्तन - आरती @ http://bhajans.ramparivar.com

On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 10:26 AM, ShreeDevi Kumar <shreeshrii at gmail.com>

> Yes, I am not using the hyphenation rules because of the way the text is
> structured for the sanskritdocuments pages - it almost always fits on one
> line.
> I am also using sa-Latn and similar tags for sanskrit in the html pages
> for sanskritdocuments.org. However, I have used just 'sa' for Sanskrit in
> Devanagari. for an example, please see view-source:http://
> sanskritdocuments.org/doc_veda/s-sukta.html?lang=iast
> If there is definitive terminology for distinguishing writing systems and
> languages, it would be helpful to decide whether to use sa or sa-Deva.
> FYI -  discussion from last year regarding Language codes to use for
> sanskrit transliteration at https://groups.google.com/
> forum/#!topic/sanskrit-programmers/iFUutpHuCLU
> ShreeDevi
> ____________________________________________________________
> भजन - कीर्तन - आरती @ http://bhajans.ramparivar.com
> On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 9:52 AM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Thank you, ShreeDevi.  I'll study what you've done with interest.
>> It looks, though, as if you're not taking advantage of the hyphenation
>> rules for Sanskrit in Latin script that are in hyph-sa.tex , but rather
>> hyphenating Sanskrit in Latin Script as if it were English. Is that right?
>> I think we need better, or more rigorous terminology for distinguishing
>> writing systems and languages, don't you?  In XML, I say "sa-Deva" and
>> "sa-Latn" to mean "Sanskrit in Devanagari" and "Sanskrit in Latin script"
>> respectively [ref
>> <http://scriptsource.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=language_detail&key=san>].
>> Maybe we could build on this terminology for what we're doing with Fontspec?
>> Best wishes,
>> Dominik
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