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RE: [Freebangfont-devel] Khanda-ta and Ra-Yaphala

From: Kaushik Ghose
Subject: RE: [Freebangfont-devel] Khanda-ta and Ra-Yaphala
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 20:19:31 -0500 (EST)

> ta+hasanta+ta has the same semantic as the ta_ta conjunct and so vowels
> should order around the whole of these two combinations.
> khanda_ta+ta does not have the same semantic as ta+hasanta+ta and so
> vowels should be ordered around the second ta only.

OK, where would I find this beast ? (i.e. In what word ?) I don't recall
coming across it. Bangla is indeed "still waters running deep"

> Regarding the ra-yaphala. I should not rush out to implement the 'ra
> hasanta ZWJ Ya' in your fonts as there is currently some debate about
> this.
> The current idea is that this combination can be coded as Ra ZWJ Ya. And
> it would then follow that 'A japhala aakar' can be coded as A+ZWJ+AAKAR
> The justification being that 'A+hasanta+...' is meaningless and in the
> sequence ra+hosonto+ya, the hosonto should apply to the ra and not to
> the ya.
> More about this later.

Hmm, this is a good suggestion too. What do you think its weaknesses are ?

It would have been nice to have had all this debugged before the Unciode
specs were publicised - I wonder if these constant revisions will scare
off "bigger" developers, or even users !


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