[Padma] Malformed Conjuncts
Golam Mortuza Hossain
gmhossain at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 03:51:21 PST 2009
On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 3:10 AM, Harshita <harshita at atc.tcs.com> wrote:
> As far as I understand, writing mapping for conjuncts( ল্প ) as
> "Padma_consnt_LA + Padma.vattu_PA" should work.
Yes, this combination works. However, the problem here is that the
font doesn't have a separate glyph for these conjuncts. For example,
the font has separate glyphs for upper half letter SA, lower half-letter
BA and consnt TA. So I am mapping them as
Datasoft.toPadma[Datasoft.codepoint_A4] = Padma.vattu_BA ;
Datasoft.toPadma[Datasoft.codepoint_A6] = Padma.halffm_SA ;
Datasoft.toPadma[Datasoft.codepoint_EE] = Padma.consnt_TA ;
Now consider the following combination to see the issue:
(1) Padma.consnt_TA + Padma.vattu_BA => "ত্ব" [OK]
(2) Padma.halffm_SA + Padma.consnt_TA => "স্ত" [OK]
(3) Padma.halffm_SA + Padma.vattu_BA => "স্্ব" [MALFORMED] should be "স্ব"
Basically, two successive Halant is causing the problem. Two succesive
Halant should be merged into one Halant.
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