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Unicode Demystified by Richard Gillam

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Devanagari

The Nagari or Devanagari script (pronounced “deh-vuh-NAH-guh-ree,” not “duh-vah-nuh-GAH-ree”) is used across a wide swath of northern and western India and Nepal.[2] It's used to write classical Sanskrit and modern Hindi, Marathi, and Nepali, as well as a large number of less common languages (the Unicode standard lists Awadhi, Bagheli, Bhatneri, Bhili, Bihari, Braj Bhasha, Chhattisgarhi, Garhwali, Gondi, Harauti, Ho, Jaipuri, Kachchhi, Kanauji, Konkani, Kului, Kumaoni, Kurku, Kurukh, Marwari, Mundari, Newari, Palpa, and Santali). It developed from the northern variety of the Brahmi script and reached its current form somewhere around the twelfth century.

[2] Most of this material is taken directly from Chapter 9 of the Unicode standard, ...

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