[XeTeX] Devanagari ASCII to Unicode mapping

ShreeDevi Kumar shreeshrii at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 17:58:02 CET 2018

> For example, it seems that the Devanagari  glyph "ब" is encoded as
0x61 (hex) in ASCII (lower case 'a' for the Latin alphabet),

Before unicode, devanagari fonts used the ASCII range (legacy fonts) -
however AFAIK there is no standardization in the mapping, though various
families of fonts had similar mapping.

see http://hindi-fonts.com/tools for converters from different mappings to

So,  ASCII to Unicode mapping for Devanagari will change based on the font

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

On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 10:04 PM, Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:

> Daniel Greenhoe wrote:
>> Does anyone know where I can find an ASCII to Unicode mapping for
>> Devanagari?
> Would this be of any help ?
> https://clas.uiowa.edu/linguistics/hindi-verb-project/ascii-
> devanagari-chart
> Philip Taylor
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