[INDOLOGY] Script tables

Tyler Williams tylerwwilliams at gmail.com
Sun Nov 3 05:27:02 EST 2019

Dear Andrew,

I've created tables quickly and easily using Adobe Illustrator; I
essentially trace scanned images from manuscripts (automatically or
manually depending on the complexity of the character). The benefit of
creating vector graphics is that they are easy to modify and reproduce in
all sorts of software and application contexts (and are obviously much
smaller in size than other types of image files).

Since Adobe is proprietary and costly, I've also looked at some free
graphic design applications
which are solid, though Illustrator is still my favorite.


On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 9:43 AM Andrew Ollett via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> I was wondering whether anyone has experience drawing up "script tables,"
> representating the characters used either in a given document (say a
> manuscript or inscription) or in a collection of documents. I realize that
> a lot depends on whether the table will be printed or published online
> (e.g., the use of color images), but I'm interested in recommendations for
> producing suitable images. (I'm aware of the very useful charts, adapted
> from Bühler’s Indische Palaeographie, that Dániel Balogh posted on this
> list some time ago.)
> Andrew
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