Devanagari

Finally the Ek Latin and Ek Devanagari are available on www.ektype.in

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Appreciate your feedback.

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Crow

A heavy Devanagari font called Modak.

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Devanagari letter र with virama

Using the Hindi keyboard and typing the following sequence of keystrokes below I get :

Shift + 4 र्
Shift + 4 र्र्
Shift + 4 र्र्र्
Backspace र्र्र
Backspace र्र्
Backspace र्र
Backspace र्
Backspace र
Backspace

This is the way I understand what is occurring above :

  1. The key Shift + 4 inputs at once the Hindi character र (j) combined with the virama diacritics ् (d). In fact, if one types these two characters in sequence, with the Hindi keyboard, one gets the character र्.

Unicode defines the characters U+090D (ऍ - Devanagari Letter Candra E) and U+0911 (ऑ - Devanagari Letter Candra O) but those characters are not mentioned here, neither here.

I also noticed that the diacritics U+0945(ॅ - Devanagari Vowel Sign Candra E) can be used after consonants, like क,ख,त,थ,प,फ as follows : कॅ,खॅ,तॅ,थॅ,पॅ,फॅ, but those links do not make any reference to this sign.

Would appreciate some help on this. Thanks.

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Devanagari script - vowel letters

This Unicode document contains the following paragraph :

"Vowel Letters. Vowel letters are encoded atomically in Unicode, even if they can be analyzed visually as consisting of multiple parts. Table 9-1 shows the letters that can be analyzed, the single code point that should be used to represent them in text, and the sequence of code points resulting from analysis that should not be used."

What do they mean by can be analyzed visually and sequence of code points resulting from analysis that should no be used ?

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Akhands in the devanagari script

Microsoft OT specs consider just two akhand ligatures

This site shows the two above plus 5 akhand ligatures

Why the discrepancy ?

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What is an "akshara" ?

Text copied from Wikipedia :

Skolar Devanagari - A typeface for complex typography

Skolar Devanagari, the latest addition to the Skolar family, is a collaboratiion of David Březina and Vaibhav Singh. It has been designed as a companion to the Latin keeping the nuances and characteristics of the Devanagari script foremost while providing a complementary design for multi-script typography. Primarily intended as a robust, energetic text typeface, Skolar Devanagari addresses the needs of serious typography. At the same time it furnishes the designer with the hallmark versatility of the family in display sizes.

Skolar Devanagari - A typeface for complex typography

Skolar Devanagari, the latest addition to the Skolar family, is a collaboratiion of David Březina and Vaibhav Singh. It has been designed as a companion to the Latin keeping the nuances and characteristics of the Devanagari script foremost while providing a complementary design for multi-script typography. Primarily intended as a robust, energetic text typeface, Skolar Devanagari addresses the needs of serious typography. At the same time it furnishes the designer with the hallmark versatility of the family in display sizes.

Hello. I've been a longtime lurker. This is my first post.

I'm designing a type-based mural and am looking for a Devanagari display font to use in creating digital mockups. The font should be contemporary with a heavy, sign-painted look, but without large differences between the thicks and thins (see sample below). This Devanagari font will be paired with a hand-lettered slab serif I'm working on.

Recommendations of foundries with emphasis on Devanagari fonts would be tremendously helpful.

I'm surprised how difficult this has been to find, but I may be limited by only being able to search in English. I've found mostly free fonts of questionable quality or fonts that mimic Devanagari with stylized roman characters (bah!).

Thanks in advance for any help.

Best wishes,

Please could anyone recommend e-book readers that have the ability to install your own fonts? Also I would be interested to find if there are some allowing you to view them on the system and menu.


Rosetta Type Foundry (Press release)
Strong focus on multi-script typography

Brno, Czech Republic (February 2011) The new independent type foundry Rosetta released its website (www.rosettatype.com) and online store on January 2011. The foundry intends to provide typefaces for new and rapidly growing markets that require special language support for particular orthographies, languages and writing systems.

Rosetta was created by David Březina and the prolific duo responsible for the successful foundry TypeTogether (www.type-together.com), Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. The three Co-Founders are graduates of the University of Reading, which has a long standing tradition of research in non-latin typography.

Rosetta is an independent foundry, created by David Březina, José Scaglione and Veronika Burian, with a strong focus on multi-script typography. It is a response to the increasing interest and need, within the global market, for multi-script typefaces that are both technically and aesthetically of the highest standard. Rosetta is committed to promoting research and knowledge in that area and to support excellence in world script type design.

Rosetta Type Foundry announced (Press release)
Strong focus on multi-script typography

Brno, Czech Republic (February 2011) The new independent type foundry Rosetta released its website (www.rosettatype.com) and online store on January 2011. The foundry intends to provide typefaces for new and rapidly growing markets that require special language support for particular orthographies, languages and writing systems.

Rosetta was created by David Březina and the prolific duo responsible for the successful foundry TypeTogether (www.type-together.com), Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. The three Co-Founders are graduates of the University of Reading, which has a long standing tradition of research in non-latin typography.

Hello Everyone!

The Indian Type Foundry is proud to present Kohinoor, a new super type family supporting Latin, Devanagari and Tamil, three of the most commonly used writing scripts of India.

Kohinoor is an elegant low contrast typeface suitable for both body and display text. It comes in 5 upright styles, and where available also with corresponding Italics. As all ITF fonts, Kohinoor is a Unicode-compliant font and has full support for the conjuncts and ligatures.

Kohinoor's Bengali, Gujarati and Gurmukhi versions will be available in 2011.

Thank you!

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Indices : Designers : David Březina

Czech type designer and typographer, writer, lecturer, the impresario of TypeTalks, and partner at Rosetta Type Foundry. He got Masters degrees in Informatics (Masaryk University, Brno) and Typeface Design (University of Reading, UK). From 2004 to 2007 he also ran his own design studio, with projects in graphic, web, and interface design. He has been working as an associate with Tiro Typeworks and giving various type workshops around Europe.

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