Re: Counting Devanagari Aksharas

From: Manish Goregaokar via Unicode <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:18:00 -0700

That seems like a relatively niche use case (especially with Vedic
Sanskrit) compared to having weird selection for everything else. I'm
not convinced. When I use a romanized Devanagari input method (I
typically do on my laptop), deleting the whole cluster is necessary
anyway for things to work well. Direct input methods do let you edit
in a more granular way but I've never seen the need for that.

I guess this boils down to a matter of opinion and anecdotal
experience, so there's not much I can do to convince this list
otherwise :)


On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:23 AM, Richard Wordingham via Unicode
<> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:08:24 -0500
> Anshuman Pandey via Unicode <> wrote:
>> > On Apr 20, 2017, at 8:19 PM, Richard Wordingham via Unicode
>> > <> wrote:
>> > Now imagine you're
>> > typing Vedic Sanskrit, with its clusters and pitch indicators.
>> I tried typing Vedic Sanskrit, and it seems to work:
> That should demonstrate nothing relevant if you type correctly first
> time. The issue comes when you mistype and have to correct, to give
> the usual worst case, the first letter of a conjunct. Now, I looked at
> your page in Firefox on Ubuntu, and I found the cursor seemed to move
> by extended grapheme cluster. That means that to change a consonant
> you have to retype the following marks.
> I did find two issues with your analyser.
> Firstly, it broke श्रीमान्‌को into श्री·मा·न्को, which does not
> concatenate back to the original.
> Secondly, you have a problem with ANUDATTA. You are not accepting
> <U+0924, U+0902, U+0952> as a syllable. Perhaps you believed
> as to the structure of a Devanagari syllable. I suspect ANUDATTA as a
> consonant modifier went out when U+097B DEVANAGARI LETTER GGA and the
> like came in.
> Richard.
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