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bug #52171: Devanagari: caron-rakaar should apply to more consonants

Submitted by:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Submitted on:  Wed 04 Oct 2017 09:26:20 PM UTC  
Category:  character range Severity:  3 - Normal
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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Fri 06 Oct 2017 10:33:38 AM UTC, comment #2:

A native Hindi speaker has told me that most of these caron-rakar forms look very strange, except for the one with lla. The suggestion is that these might be idiosyncracies of individual fonts, in combinations that almost never occur.

As to lla: I had always wondered, it seemed to be a corner-case. The stem doesn't descend, but it does have a half-form (which loses the little connection with the head line). This is like the case of cha. So OK. I'll make lla have a caron-rakaar -- for what it's worth.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Thu 05 Oct 2017 06:20:05 PM UTC, comment #1:

The TDIL Devanagari Script Grammar for Hindi v. 1.4.10 -- uses a different policy for its conjunct tables than some of the other grammars, in that it shows every 2-consonant conjunct, rather than just those that can happen in Hindi.

Shows unsurprising caron-rakar on
cha tta ttha dda ddha
caron-rakar surprisingly on
dddha rha
(dot of those last letters placed under the caron)
Shows ra not forming rakar on
nga nya ya ssa ha
The ha is a problem. I see specific ligatures for hra in many fonts.
And the ngra... I have my doubts.
Are these Sanskrit-specific?

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Wed 04 Oct 2017 09:26:20 PM UTC, original submission:

Up to now, I thought the "caron" form of rakaar was to be applied only to the "stemless" consonants, which had no half form, including cha.

An experiment with the TeX devanagari package shows the caron-rakaar also on
kha jha na ya qa kha ddha (Ra) rha (Rha) lla (La)
I wonder what the pattern is.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.


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