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The Anatomy of Devanagari

An introduction to Devanagari Written Recognisable by a dR horizontal line that runs along the top of full letters Does not have from left Aa distinct letter to right cases A graphical analysis of the anatomy Counter Space Link Usually present in the 'sh'. Links the top left part to the Supporter Ascender राष्ट्रीय Pronounced together with a Pronounced together with a consonant. consonant. Acts as a 'matra. bottom-right part of Acts as a 'matra. Can beused alone Can beused alone or along with another matra consonant or along with another matra. (only as an ascender) Stem May/May not be present in consonants Cusp A connection between the curved part and slant part of Hive consonants Acts as a 'matra' - Pronounced together with a consonant Nose Hook Descender Acts as a 'matra' - Pronounced Acts as a 'matra' - Pronounced together with a consonant together with a consonant Some previous models of graphical analysis Mukund Gokhale's Model S.V. Bhagwat's Model Based on the body URDHAVAREKHA RAFAR LINE शांति MATRA LINE SHIROREKHA HEAD LINE SKANDHREKHA UPPER MEAN LINE NABHIREKHA LOWER MEAN LINE JANUREKHA PADREKHA BASE LINE TALREKHA RUKAR LINE INFORMATION SOURCES D'source Evolutionary History of Devanagri Typeface by Chitra Gohad IDC, IIT Bombay

The Anatomy of Devanagari

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This infographic describes the details of the Devanagari script in a very rich way.


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