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bug #50848: "'blws' local forms in Devanagari for Sanskrit-klrp"

Submitted by:  David Corbett <dscorbett>
Submitted on:  Fri 21 Apr 2017 07:01:34 PM UTC  
 
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Fix posted
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: development

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Sun 17 Sep 2017 01:53:56 PM UTC, comment #2:

It may be that I was trying to support an encoding of some of these vocalic forms. x

But the table could not work as it is, and I have deleted it. In what tests I have, this has not changed anything.

At the time I was working on this, it was my impression that the most common encoding for some of these forms was not explained by the Unicode Standard. Since then, the Standard has developed some discussion of the issue (see fig 12-4). But it was all miserably complicated, my last notes indicate that I was unsure of a couple of things at the time, and I can't get my head around the issue now.

I attach a test file with some tables from a thing I was writing at the time.
The final row in each table should show distinct forms.

(file #41819)

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Sun 17 Sep 2017 12:29:24 PM UTC, comment #1:

That is true.

'blwf' decomp-vocalic-reph in Devanagari for Sanskrit
dev_llvocalic_reph
llvocalicdeva(ॡ) dev_ra.rphf
dev_lvocalic_reph
lvocalicdeva(ऌ) dev_ra.rphf

-- later --

'blws' local forms in Devanagari for Sanskrit-klrp
llvocalicsigndeva(ॣ)
virama(्) llvocalicdeva(ॡ) dev_ra.rphf
lvocalicsigndeva(ॢ)
virama(्) lvocalicdeva(ऌ) dev_ra.rphf

But what was this last table meant to accomplish?
It is quite possible that it was deliberate and working, and that later the 'blwf' table was added and broke it.

I have lots of notes on rare uses of vocalics, some saying that Unicode doesn't explain how to encode certain combinations. This may have changed -- those notes are 3-4 years old.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri 21 Apr 2017 07:01:34 PM UTC, original submission:

In FreeSerif and FreeSerif Bold, the table "'blws' local forms in Devanagari for Sanskrit-klrp" is never applied.

David Corbett <dscorbett>

 

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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Sun 17 Sep 2017 01:53:56 PM UTCStevan_WhiteAttached File-=>Added devanagari-klrp.html, #41819
      StatusConfirmed=>Fix posted
    Sun 17 Sep 2017 12:29:24 PM UTCStevan_WhiteStatusNone=>Confirmed
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