Re: Devanagari

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Wed Nov 04 1998 - 12:15:47 EST

On 11/4/98 8:35 AM, Thomas Mack ( wrote:

>In the codes from U+0900 to U+0970 I found all the devanagari letters.
>Unfortunately, I did not find the ligatures(? = compound letters) for
>this script. So maybe approximately 60 compound letters are missing -
>and therefore make Unicode in regard to Devanagari pretty useless (do
>you know ANY devanagari text not using compound letters?).
>Is it really this way that the devanagari compound letters are missing
>here or did "I" miss something substantial? Do I have to define some
>"characters in a user definable area" (or what was it called?) just to
>use the script?

Did you read the section in the book on rendering Devanagari (pp. 6-33
through 6-44)? It covers it in some detail.

John H. Jenkins

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