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bug #44389: Devanagari - ddhrya-like ligature issue

Submitted by:  Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Submitted on:  Sat 28 Feb 2015 05:31:57 PM UTC  
Category:  character range Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  character substitution issue Status:  Need info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  development

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Sat 28 Feb 2015 07:33:35 PM UTC, comment #1:

Hi, Hsing-yen

I do not see this ligature being supported by the Velthuis font, on which FreeSerif is based.

You should understand that in Devanagari, outside half-forms of and a few required ligatures, ligatures are a matter of style which varies by language, time and region.  (Nonetheless, flame wars are fought.)

Thus, this is not a bug, rather, a wish.

I attach the set of Velthuis ligatures as rendered with FreeSerif on my system.

This does not include a ligature for द् + ध् + र् + य (four-consonant ligatures are very rare.)

There are standard documents published by TDIL for Hindi.  No way such a thing is normal for Hindi.  Maybe it appears sometimes in Sanskrit.

I do not claim any expertise on the matter, but I am cautious.

If we can find corroboration of this form, I'll be willing to consider it.


(file #33212)

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Sat 28 Feb 2015 05:31:57 PM UTC, original submission:

Hi Steve,

I found Red Hat Bugzilla have comments (Bug 670467) about ddhrya-like ligature, there have a suggestion that the shape of ligature like ddhrya (द् + ध् + र् + य) should like as follows:

I also found the shape is not coming like above in FreeSans/FreeSerif font.

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>


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file #33212:  Devanagari-Velthuis-ligs.pdf added by Stevan_White (192KiB - application/x-pdf)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2015-02-28 Stevan_White Attached File- => Added Devanagari-Velthuis-ligs.pdf, #33212
        Categoryoverall font problem => character range
        Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Item Groupglyph(s) incorrect => character substitution issue
        StatusNone => Need info
        Assigned toNone => Stevan_White

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