[Bug 648352] New: Missing Pareli Ra for Nepali

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Summary: Missing Pareli Ra for Nepali


           Summary: Missing Pareli Ra for Nepali
           Product: Fedora
           Version: rawhide
          Platform: Unspecified
        OS/Version: Unspecified
            Status: NEW
          Severity: medium
          Priority: low
         Component: lohit-devanagari-fonts
        AssignedTo: psatpute at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: ujjwol at fedoraproject.org
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: fonts-bugs at lists.fedoraproject.org,
                    psatpute at redhat.com, i18n-bugs at lists.fedoraproject.org
    Classification: Fedora

Created attachment 456790
  --> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=456790
Showing गर्‍यो in different font.

Description of problem:
Nepali also uses Devanagari as it's writing script. And there are some features
of Devanagari that only Nepali uses. For the example the pareli glyph. the
pareli glyph is used Nepali widely where Hindi and Sanskrit uses र् । For
example: Garyo in Nepali means done. To write garyo in standard Devangari it is
written as गर्यो it is correct but the Nepali uses a special glyph for र्. All
popular fonts in Windows like Mangal, and fonts from CDAC, Sanskrit fonts
supports this except Lohit Devangari, so it is now time to support the pareli

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type गर्‍यो

Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Lohit Nepali is an modified Lohit Hindi that contains the pareli glyph and it
can be downloaded from here http://nepalinux.org/fonts/Lohit-Nepali.ttf at
One, can reuse the glyph from Lohit Nepali for Lohit Devangari.

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