Created attachment 456794 [details]
Nepali specific optional jha
Description of problem:
Nepali language in most cases uses the devangari northern variant jha but sometimes a specific Nepali variant of jha is also used. Please support for that. I have attached one rough/okay glyph of that.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Remember this is used in some cases only, in normal case devanagari northern variant is used.
can you give me some references for this?
There are no online references, it is used in many books in Nepali. So, what should I do ? Will any other people supporting this will work ?
will be nice if you can put scanned image or photographs showing these exceptions required for Nepali.
I can surely add these with proper reference, so if anyone in nepali locale will get this shape by default for jha झ U+091D
Ok I will try to put the scanned image and inform you. But this jha is not be used by default for jha, it is an for a variant of jha.Ok I will try to put the scanned image and inform you. But this jha is not be used by default for jha, it is an for a variant of jha.
As I have seen in some font I don't remember, open type feature allows use to have different glyph as variants, so I thought the font developer would know this. and filed a bug. For nepali locale the default font should be northern variant of झ. I forgot to file bug on that. Here is the bug.https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=648423
Not to get confused.
For Nepali Locale:
Bha like Jha should be default.
And other jha should be a optional variant.
check madan font and update this bug with proper information, if madan is correct we can follow that
Yes! Madan uses this type of glyph by default. It should not happen. Lohit Devanagari should use this glyph as variant of the jha but not by default. The default jha should be the glyph from his https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=648423
But, this also needs to be added. As it an important variant. I have attached an reference form this book:
A most popular literary work in Nepali language. It is ramayana in Nepali.
Created attachment 456845 [details]
Optional Nepali Specific Jha
madan font is specific for Nepali, so it is using Nepali shapes by default.
But year in lohit we need to handle this in different way
Madan is a font designed for print, it doesn't looks great for in screen. Lohit is designed for screen. And even the glyph madan uses is not the most popular one for jha.
(In reply to comment #9)
> madan font is specific for Nepali, so it is using Nepali shapes by default.
> But year in lohit we need to handle this in different way
If the problem can be solved via locl magic there is no reason not to fix mandan too
yes, i do agree
in next release of lohit devanagari i am thinking to add locl feature, once tested we can request madan upstream for same
i am little bit confused between this bug and bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=648423
what exactly we suppose to do?
1) Add झ variant for Nepali as show in reference image attached on https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=456843
lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.4.3-8.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.4.3-8.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update lohit-devanagari-fonts'. You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.4.3-8.fc14
lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.4.3-8.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Created attachment 456845 [details]
> Optional Nepali Specific Jha
The additional JHA variant which looks like BHA with tail has been added.
It is merely the Northern variant of JHA as seen in the Uttara font: http://sanskritweb.net/cakram/chandas.htm and it has a well-defined half-form https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=456829
So what is the half-form of *this* additional Nepali variant of JHA: i.e. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=456845 ?