[XeTeX] [INDOLOGY] {भारतीयविद्वत्परिषत्} Re: Issues with Sanskrit 2003 font

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 17:01:31 CEST 2017

Dear Zdenek, what you say is borne out by my tests, where the only font
showing a difference between Sanskrit and Hindi is the FreeSerif (the -kti-

(I used the Fontspec/Polyglossia system for language-switching.)


On 18 June 2017 at 02:04, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> as far as I know the Devanagari fonts are either Sanskrit with all
> conjuncts that cannot be switched off or Hindi without the Sanskrit
> conjuncts. The only exception is FreeSerif which takes the Devanagari block
> from the Velthuis Devanagari and models the two modes from the "good old"
> Velthuis Devanagari, namely @sanskrit and @modernhindi. It was my
> suggestion implemented by Steve White. In all other Devanagari fonts
> language switching has no effect because there is nothing to switch, the
> language variants are not defined. I do not know how to do it, Steve White
> knows. I just specified the desired result and Steve did it. It would be
> nice if other font designers learned from his work.
> Zdeněk Wagner
> http://ttsm.icpf.cas.cz/team/wagner.shtml
> http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz
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