Devanagri Sorting Conventions

The Newari Lexicon observes the sort order native to Newari. The Lexicon translates each character in each word into a number that represents its position in the sort order. The numbers for each letter, strung together, create a number that determines the word's sort position.

This table shows the sort positions of characters according to the Classical Sanskrit (CS) conventions and according to the earlier Newari Lexicon / Krodha conventions.

Note: This document uses the Sanskrit Times New Roman font to display the transliterated Roman character representations. If you don't have this font, the characters in the first column (character) will display unpredictable symbols (that depend on the default font you have installed).


Character Correspondences and Sorting

Classical Sanskrit (CS), PC Newari Lexicon, and Krodha diacritics

CharacterDescriptionSort PositionLexiconKrodhaCS /ASCII code
(space)(space)00(space)(space)
aa01aa
a macron02a-@224
A macron???????????226
ii03ii
i macron04i-}227
I macron???????????228
uu05uu
u macron06u-=229
U macron???????????230
r underdot07r*{231
R underdot???????????232
r underdot macron08r*->233
R underdot macron???????????234
l underdot09l*!235
L underdot???????????236
l underdot macron10l*-\237
L underdot macron???????????238
ee11ee
aiai12aiai
e macron?????????????155
E macron?????????????156
oo13oo
auau14auau
o macron?????????????145
O macron?????????????146
m overdot15m^<167
m underdot16m*^252
M underdot???????????253
h underdot17h*|254
H underdot???????????255
kk18kk
khkh19khkh
gg20gg
ghgh21ghgh
n overdot22n^*239
N overdot???????????240
cc23cc
chch24chch
jj25jj
jhjh26jhjh
n tilde27n~~164
N tilde?????????????165
t underdot28t*#241
T underdot???????????242
ht underdot h29t*h#h
d underdot30d*&243
D underdot???????????244
hd underdot h31d*h&h
n underdot32n*`245
N underdot???????????246
tt33tt
thth34thth
dd35dd
dhdh36dhdh
nn37nn
pp38pp
phph39phph
bb40bb
bhbh41bhbh
mm42mm
yy43yy
rr44rr
ll45ml
vv46vv
s acute47s'$247
S acute???????????248
s underdot48s*%249
S underdot???????????250
ss49ss
hh50hh
l tilde?????????????166