[Bug 799004] New: The glyph for SA in Lohit Devanagari should have the horizontal bar connected

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Summary: The glyph for SA in Lohit Devanagari should have the horizontal bar connected

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799004

           Summary: The glyph for SA in Lohit Devanagari should have the
                    horizontal bar connected
           Product: Fedora
           Version: 16
          Platform: Unspecified
        OS/Version: Unspecified
            Status: NEW
          Severity: unspecified
          Priority: unspecified
         Component: lohit-devanagari-fonts
        AssignedTo: psatpute at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: samjnaa at gmail.com
         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
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        Regression: ---
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Created attachment 566857
  --> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=566857
Current and suggested appearance of Lohit Devanagari SA

Description of problem:

The glyph for SA in Lohit Devanagari currently does not have the horizontal bar
within the SA connected with the left part of the glyph. While on superficial
reading and especially at low point sizes this is not a problem, it would be
preferable to have the horizontal bar fully connected, especially when viewed
at high point sizes. 

This would greatly improve legibility and recognizability as SA (and not as RA
+ something), especially for the future development of Devanagari OCRs to parse
documents printed using Lohit Devanagari.

The glyphs for half-SA and the ligated SRA should also be likewise corrected.

Thank you.

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

2.5.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Lohit Devanagari font
2. Type स स्व स्र etc by selecting that font.
3. Increase the point size to a large number like 48.

Actual results:

The horizontal bar within the SA glyph, half-SA glyph and the SRA ligature is
not connected to the left side of the glyph. This does not look good at large
point sizes. It would also be difficult for Devanagari OCRs to parse this as
the current appearance of स is somewhat similar to रा.

Expected results:

The SA glyph, half-SA glyph, SRA ligature (and any other current or future
derivatives) should have the horizontal bar connected to the left side of the
glyph.

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