by AdamStanislav - uploaded on March 27, 2021, 8:15 pm
निर्वाण (Nirvāṇa), not to be confused with a musical group of a slightly similar name, marks the extinction of the flame, i.e. the end of the cycle of rebirth in Saṃsāra.
Here spelled in Devanāgarī.
This is a corrected version, as my software failed to swap the letters to proper order and I only noticed it after uploading the old version (shame on you, Affinity Designer).
That is because the Devanagari script uses a different order of letters from the Roman alphabet. In this case, to print ni (there are no capital letters in Devanagari) it draws the i (ि) before and above the n (न), giving नि. And to print rva it first draws the v (व), then the long ā (ा), then kinda draws the r (र +्), just as a little hook over the ā, giving र्वा. And, of course, the ṇ is not the same as the n.
Under Windows, this is normally handled automatically by the system, but clearly Affinity Designer thinks it can do a better job. :(