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bug #51625: Gujarati -- virama on certain combinations with ya

Submitted by:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Submitted on:  Mon 31 Jul 2017 11:58:29 AM UTC  
Category:  character range Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  character substitution issue Status:  Fix posted
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  development

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Wed 02 Aug 2017 11:22:40 AM UTC, comment #2:

The Noto Serif Gujarati and shruti fonts show no virama on ઙ્ય .
The fonts Kalapi and Lohit Gujarati show a virama on ઙ્ય, but not on the other combinations. Samyak Gujarati shows viramas on all of them.

The combination ઙ્ય doesn't appear in the Gujarati UDHR document. Web searches for ઙ્ય turn up first pages with automatically-generated tables of Gujarati consonants. So... either this combination is very rare, or never happens at all in modern writing.

So what to do? I chose to make all these combinations make ligature glyphs, for a kind of consistency.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Mon 31 Jul 2017 12:27:09 PM UTC, comment #1:

Resolved this issue -- for 'guj2' anyway, with a 'half' lookup.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Mon 31 Jul 2017 11:58:29 AM UTC, original submission:

TDIL shows no virama on non-stem combinations with ya
છ્ય ટ્ય ઠ્ય ડ્ય ઢ્ય
but it shows a virama on
I don't see this peculiarity on other combinations starting with the non-stem letters. All other combinations show viramas.

Serif shows viramas on all of these (as does Samyak Gujarati).

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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