Writing two types of “r” in Mangal Font for Hindi
If you are using Mangal font for writing Hindi text, here is something that I would like to share with you. There are two types of “r” or “र” used in Hindi that are not regular script. One of them is used when the previous consonant is half and one is used when the “r” or “र” itself is half. There is clear rule of recognition for these letters. When the “r” or “र“ is placed as a slanting line under the consonant, it is the that consonant which is half here. If the standing curve like figure is used on the top of a consonant, it means the sound of “r” or “र” is half.
Example of both types of “r”:
प्राप्त (the first “p” is half here and the slanting line below it is the “r”)
पर्वत (the standing curve on “v” is the half “r” here and is sounded between “p” and “v”.
How to type “r” of Hindi in Mangal Font
Now, you know that “halant” is used to make consonants half. When we have to type any half letter in Mangal font, we use the key “d”. So if you have to write the lower “r”, which means the previous consonant needs to be half, you can press that consonant and then press the “d” key following by “j” key, which stands for “r” of Hindi. It will automatically set the letters accordingly.
There is also a shortcut to do it: after pressing the consonant that you want to use, you can directly use “shift+3” key and it will automatically give you the lower “r” of Hindi.
Now if you want to make the “r” half, meaning want to put it on the next consonant, you need to press “j” key and then the “d” key to make it half followed by whatever consonant you want to go for. Mangal font will automatically do it for you.