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  Devanāgarī - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devanagari emerged around 1200 AD out of the Siddham script, gradually replacing the earlier, closely related Sharada script (which remained in parallel use in Kashmir).
The philosophy behind this is that when one meditates on the specific sounds of the Devanagari alphabet, the written forms appear spontaneously in the mind.
All the vowels in Devanagari are attached to the top or bottom of the consonant or to an vowel sign attached to the right of the consonant, with the exception of the vowel sign, which is attached on the left.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Devanagari   (1005 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Devanagari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rigveda manuscript in Devanagari (early 19th century) Devanāgarī (देवनागरी — in English pronounced) (ISCII – IS13194:1991) [1] is an abugida alphabet used to write several Indian languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Bihari, Bhili, Konkani, Bhojpuri and Nepali from Nepal.
Devanagari is a form of alphabet called an abugida, as each consonant has an inherent vowel (a), that can be changed with the different vowel signs.
Sanskrit spelling was phonetic, but with historical changes, the spelling of modern languages written in Devanagari may only be partly phonetic in the sense that a word written in it can only be pronounced in one way, but not all possible pronunciations can be written perfectly.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Devanagari   (2974 words)

  
 CEDAR Devanagari Script Recognition
Devanagari is written from left to right along a horizontal line.
Devanagari also has a native set of symbols for numerals, though Arabic numbers are typically used.
OCR for Devanagari script becomes even more difficult when compound character and modifier characteristics are combined in 'noisy' situations.
www.cedar.buffalo.edu /script/Dscript.html   (407 words)

  
 Devanagari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Devanagari is a form of alphabet called an abugida as each consonant has an inherent (a) that can be changed with the vowel signs.
The name Devanagari comes from the Sanskrit words Deva (god) and Nagari (city); together they mean literally the of the "City of the Gods" where city is the body of the individual.
Sanskrit spelling was phonetic but with historical changes the spelling modern languages written in Devanagari may only partly phonetic in the sense that a word in it can only be pronounced in way but not all possible pronunciations can written perfectly.
www.freeglossary.com /Devanagiri   (655 words)

  
 ISV: Information for Devanagari & Hindi Fonts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Known to be the most frequently utilized of the Northern Indic scripts, Devanagari is used to write Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Kashmiri, Bihari, Rajasthani, as well as some minority languages.
Devanagari is written from left to right along a horizontal line and its basic set of symbols consists of 34 consonants and 18 vowels.
Likewise, although Devanagari has a native set of symbols for numerals, nowadays Arabic numbers are typically used.
www.agfamonotype.com /isv/wt_info.asp?lan=devanagari   (563 words)

  
 Devanagari biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The name Devanagari comes from the Sanskrit words Deva (god), and Nagari (city); together they mean, literally, the script of the "City of the Gods", where this city is the body of the individual.
"Devanagari" is the most common transliteration of the name of script.
The ITRANS [1] is a lossless transliteration scheme of Devanagari into ASCII that is widely used on Usenet.
devanagari.biography.ms   (604 words)

  
 ______Devanagari - The Perfect Script______   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Devanagari - The Perfect Script ------------------------------- "Nagari script is simple, scientific and a sure vehicle for national integration", declared Dr. Mullick Mohammed, a recipeint of Padmasri and All-India President of Nagari Lipi Parishad, New Delhi while inaugurating the 17th All India Nagari Sammelan at Bangalore on 19 March 1994.
Answer: In depth graphic studies of the Devanagari script is based on logical evolution of the letters to which there is no parallel in any other script of the world.
Nagari is known to a larger percentage of readers in India, the structure of ther Indian scripts is identical with that of Nagari but the forms have diversified in the last one thousand years.
www.hindunet.org /alt_hindu/1994/msg00171.html   (673 words)

  
 Terms: Devanagari OpenType specification
In Devanagari, the last consonant of the syllable (except for syllables ending with letter "Ra") usually forms the base glyph.
Devanagari has distinctly shaped half forms for most of the consonants.
Devanagari syllable - the effective orthographic "unit" of Devanagari writing systems; consisting of a consonant and a vowel core, and optionally preceded by one or more consonants.
www.eu.microsoft.com /typography/otfntdev/devanot/terms.htm   (875 words)

  
 Devanagari : Devnagari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Devanagari is a script used to write some Indian languages, inclucing Hindi, Sanskrit and Marathi, as well as Nepali.
Deva is the Sanskrit for "god", and Nagari is "a city"; together they mean, literally, "City of the Gods" (when the compound is read as a shashtitatpurusha).
Devanagari is partly phonetic in the sense that a word written in it can only be pronounced in one way, but not all possible pronunciations can be written perfectly.
www.eurofreehost.com /de/Devnagari.html   (255 words)

  
 Defects of the Devanagari Script [ Dev Nagari, the script used for Sanskrit, Khari Boli Hindi, and Marathi, Suffers ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Devanagari was invented by Brahmins in order to conceal knowledge from the common man. The difficult nature of the script hampered learning for the non-Brahmans, enabling the Brahmins to maintain their stranglehold over the non-Brahmin races and crush them into a sub-human existence.
Thus the total number of Devanagari characters is at least 509, and each of these must have a different type-character associated with it in a printing press.
The Devanagari script, which the cunning Brahmans claim was introduced by the gods, dates to the 10th century.
www.dalitstan.org /journal/dalitism/dal000/devnagnbi.html   (2046 words)

  
 AncientScripts.com: Devanagari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Even though a descendent of the Brahmi script, Devanagari has evolved into a highly cursive script.
Hindu scriptures are written in Devanagari, a fact illustrated by the etymology of the name.
"Devanagari" is a compound word with two roots: deva means "deity", and nagari means "city".
www.ancientscripts.com /print.cgi?f=devanagari.html   (443 words)

  
 Devanagari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Sanskrit, words were written together without spaces, so that the top bar is unbroken, although there were some exceptions to this rule.
The ITRANS is a lossless transliteration scheme of Devanagari into ASCII that is widely used on Usenet.
In the Devanagari vowel table below, the "Letter" column contains the symbol used when a vowel occurs without a consonant, the "Vowel sign" column contains the symbol used when a vowel is attached to a consonant, and the "Vowel with p" column show an example of the vowel symbol, attached to the "p" consonant.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/de/Devanagari.htm   (606 words)

  
 Dev Nagari and Its Defects. [ Devanagari, the script used for Sanskrit, Khari Boli Hindi, and Marathi, Suffers from ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Everywhere Brahmanic Devanagari is gaining at the expense of non-Brahmin scripts, and everywhere the 20th century Brahmin invention known as Khari Boli Hindi is crushing other languages into oblivion.
Indeed, the spread of Devanagari is the result of a systematic and well-planned Brahmin conspiracy aimed at oppressing the non-Brahmins.
One example of such falsehood is the Brahmin claim that Devanagari is the original Indo-Aryan script, that it is the progenitor of all scripts in the world, that it was given by the Gods, and that it was in general use in ancient India.
www.dalitstan.org /books/a_sans/a_sans4.html   (2631 words)

  
 Devanagari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Devanagari" (sometimes referred to simply as, "Nagari") is the name of the script used to write Hindi, the national language of India (Snell, 1-5).
That is, someone has chosen letters in the English alphabet that reflect (sometimes only approximately) the sound of the actual letters of the Hindi "alphabet" — Devanagari.
Devanagari is not only used to write Hindi; over time it has been modified to record words of other languages, both inside and outside of India (Hayes, 112).
www.garretwilson.com /education/languages/hindi/devanagari   (484 words)

  
 Devanagari -- Devan?gar? (????????) ist eine Schrift, in der mehrere indisch...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Devanagari ist ein Alphabet der Art abugida: Jeder Konsonant beinhaltet einen Vokal, der mittels verschiedener Vokalzeichen modifiziert werden kann.
Die Schreibweise von Sprachen in Devanagari ist teilweise phonetisch in dem Sinne, dass ein Wort, das damit geschrieben wird, nur auf eine Art und Weise gesprochen werden kann.
In ITRANS wird das Wort Devanagari "devanaagarii" geschrieben.
devanagari.exsudo.de   (352 words)

  
 Devanagari - UniLang Wiki
Devanagari is used for writing a variety of languages, most notably: Hindi and Sanskrit.
Devanagari is written from left to right, like latin.
A special characteristic of devanagari, and some other indian scripts, is the horizontal line that connects the various characters.
home.unilang.org /main/wiki2/wiki.phtml?title=Devanagari   (200 words)

  
 à¤¦à¥‡à¤µà¤¨à¤¾à¤—री | Devanagari - Why Can't I see the Hindi section?
There is also a list of Devanagari Fonts that you can download.
For devanagari, the only recognized encoding is utf-8.
That's one more reason to have content in a standard encoding.If you know of any other search engines that are good for searching devanagari content, please let us know.
www.devanaagarii.net   (575 words)

  
 CEDAR Devanagari Script Recognition
Most current research focuses on font representation or creating lexical libraries, while a comprehensive, central image data resource for devanagari script OCR has yet to be developed.
Given that a test bench for various Devanagari OCR algorithms was clearly lacking, we have worked on non-comprehensive testing of algorithms and OCR methodologies.
Devanagari text can be partitioned into basic and compound characters, and feature extraction techniques divide the character into 9 zones, and a search for primitives is discussed in some of the papers listed in the bibliography.
www.cedar.buffalo.edu /script/Doverview.html   (784 words)

  
 Hindi script - La Trobe University
Hindi is normally spoken using a combination of 52 sounds, ten vowels, 40 consonants, nasalisation and a kind of aspiration.
These sounds are represented in the Devanagari script by 52 symbols: for ten vowels, two modifiers and 40 consonants.
You will also need to learn to recognise a character that traditionally represented a vowel, but does not any longer, and four common conjunct consonants, which is actually a total of 57 symbols to remember to begin with.
www.latrobe.edu.au /indiangallery/devanagari.htm   (185 words)

  
 Indic / Devanagari in Mozilla is broken « WordPress Support   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As an old-time coder, my suspicion is that some algorithm is taking the post and spitting it out character-by-character with some invisible spacer in between, and this is breaking up all the character combinations.
In Devanagari, characters show differently depending on what is immediately before or after it, because they combine together.
Yes, it is a Mozilla problem - Mozilla apparently can't show justified Devanagari text, which is a big problem to me and the Indic users I am sure.
wordpress.org /support/topic/19588   (845 words)

  
 Devanagari - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
The Devanagari script is used for several languages, including Bhojpuri, Bihari, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, Nepali and Sanskrit.
Devanagari Web pages with UTF-8 encoding are supported by Internet Explorer 5 (or higher) with Windows 95 (or higher), by the iCab Web browser for Macintosh, and by Mozilla and Netscape 7.
The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.
www.alanwood.net /unicode/devanagari.html   (297 words)

  
 Charts of ASCII Transcription of the Devanagari Alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One problem with Devanagari Vowels is the short 'a' which in many instances is deleted syllable finally in spoken Hindi.
In many cases approximations are given in Devanagari with a 'dot' under the consonant in question.
On the other hand this ambiguity exists also in the Devanagari script: There is no clear definition (as far as different dictionaries are concerned) as to whether a homorganic nasal should be written out or whether it should be written as the anunasik/anusvara.
www.uiowa.edu /~linguist/faculty/davison/HINDIVERBPROJECT/devanagari/ASCIIChart.html   (306 words)

  
 2000 Poster Workshop:  Recognition of Unconstrained On-Line Devanagari Characters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Unconstrained Devanagari writing is more complex than English cursive due to the possible variations in the order, number, direction and shape of the constituent strokes.
A Devanagari character recognition experiment with 20 different writers with each writer writing 5 samples of each character in a totally unconstrained way, has been conducted.
An accuracy of 86.5% with no rejects is achieved through the combination of multiple classifiers that focus on either local on-line properties, or global off-line properties.
www.cse.msu.edu /Poster2000/G8-connell.html   (142 words)

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