Counting Devanagari Aksharas

Shriramana Sharma via Unicode unicode at
Thu Apr 20 05:03:37 CDT 2017

Hello Richard. Yes my earlier reply wasn't intended to be offlist. I
have near-zero knowledge about non-Indic languages.

All I can say is that Tamil script has eschewed most consonant cluster
ligatures/conjoining forms. As for Devanagari, writing श्रीमान्‌को (I
used ZWNJ) i.o. श्रीमान्को is quite possible with existing technology.
The latter would be Sanskrit orthography and former perhaps Hindi,
although I wouldn't know why anyone would want to run in the को with
the preceding श्रीमान् even in Hindi. And IMO it would be better to
clearly define at the outset what you meant by "akshara" in your
question to avoid confusions by people replying having a different
idea of the meaning of that term.

Shriramana Sharma ஶ்ரீரமணஶர்மா श्रीरमणशर्मा

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