--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...> wrote:

> Yes, that's a Thai display face. You can often find non-roman display
fonts that assimilate to some degree to roman lettershapes, perhaps so
that advertising combining it with a text in English etc. will not look

In so far as it's not simply trendy, I suspect these fonts are just to
look Western and therefore up-market. The actual line of text is a bit
of a mix. It consists of two compound words, both ending in silenced
letters. The first is Sanskrit (or at least, compounded of Sanskrit
elements, both with English cognates) and the second is the English
word 'on-line'.