I've been searching everywhere to find the frequency of Devanagari's signs (including the sign in a conjunct) in a typical Sanskrit text. I found the frequency of Devanagari conjuncts here and there are a million sites on the word frequency of Sanskrit but no luck for particular signs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Fortunately, the very same source (Whitney's grammar) used in your conjunct consonants link also gives the frequencies of individual phonemes, which I will take to be an acceptable proxy for non-conjunct glyphs. If you are really interested in the frequency of non-conjunct glyphs but not the phonemes, then I can't help, sorry.

Here is the relevant page.

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    Thank you for taking time to help me out.
    – Ethan Coe
    Dec 6, 2020 at 17:36

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