[XeTeX] Devanagari ASCII to Unicode mapping

ShreeDevi Kumar shreeshrii at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 18:02:47 CET 2018

> What I think I am looking for is something that would map a document
typeset using something like the Devanagari Preeti font
(https://fonts2u.com/preeti.font), which seems to have the Devanagari
glyphs encoded in the range 0x00-0x7F, to something like the
Devanagari unicode font Mukta
(https://ektype.in/scripts/devanagari/mukta.html) in the range

Please try http://www.ashesh.com.np/preeti-unicode/

Also see


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

On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 10:27 PM, Mike Maxwell <maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu>

> On 2/17/2018 11:08 AM, Daniel Greenhoe wrote:
>> Does anyone know where I can find an ASCII to Unicode mapping for
>> Devanagari?
>> For example, it seems that the Devanagari  glyph "ब" is encoded as
>> 0x61 (hex) in ASCII (lower case 'a' for the Latin alphabet), but is
>> 0x092C in the Unicode standard:
>>    http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0900.pdf
>> So what I am asking for is a map (or table) that maps 0x00-0x7F in
>> Devanagari ASCII to 0x0900-0x097F in Unicode.
> In addition to the ASCII-to-Devanagari transcription system that Philip
> Taylor mentioned, you may be interested in the ISCII encoding for
> Brahmi-derived writing systems, including Devanagari:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Script_Code_for_Informa
> tion_Interchange
> This is _not_ an ASCII-to-Devanagari encoding, rather it leaves the ASCII
> range intact, and encodes Devanagari (etc.) in the range 128 (actually,
> 161)-255.  It was afaik never widely used, but there were (and probably
> still are) fonts for it.  I don't imagine those fonts would be terribly
> high quality by today's standards, e.g. I'd be surprised if they handled
> conjunct characters.
> FWIW, there was a similar encoding called TSCII for Tamil.
> iconv can be used to map TSCII to other encodings, but for some reason it
> doesn't seem to have ISCII in its reportoire (it does include VISCII, but
> that's a legacy Vietnamese encoding).
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