[INDOLOGY] Script tables

Andrew Ollett andrew.ollett at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 15:19:46 EST 2019


I want to thank everyone who responded to my query (Matthew Kapstein, Arlo
Griffiths, Tyler Williams, Roland Steiner, Marco Franceschini, Stefan
Baums, and Rolf Heinrich Koch) for the extremely valuable suggestions,
which included a few tools, like Archetype, I hadn't known existed. I can
also mention that, if you can't or don't want to use costly proprietary
software, some of the preprocessing steps that Marco Franceschini described
can be done in free and open-source tools like ImageMagick.

On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 4:55 AM Rolf Heinrich Koch via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Matthew,
> if you want to construct any script or devanagari *font *(eg .ttf) for
> using in word documents:
> Very important is to work with vector based images.
> In the Nineties I produced some different styled Devanagari fonts with the
> help of the Windows app TypeFoundry.
> This app no longer exists. Today the app FontCreator is available, which
> works similar.
> You make a scan of the desired letters, import to FontCreator. There it
> will be converted into a vector image.
> Now you will be able to make minor changes to the letter. You can also
> assign the letters to any keyboard key.
> When you are finished the app will produce a .ttf font for the
> windows/font folder.
> Of course you can also use this font for a script table.
>
> Heiner
>
>
> Am 03.11.2019 um 11:38 schrieb Roland Steiner via INDOLOGY:
>
> Dear Andrew,
>
> You could also contact Dragomir Dimitrov who produced several script
> tables:
>
> -- The Bhaikṣukī Manuscript of the Candrālaṃkāra. Study, Script Tables,
> and Facsimile Edition. By Dragomir Dimitrov. Cambridge, Mass., London:
> Harvard University Press 2010 (Harvard Oriental Series. 729).
>
> -- "Tables of the Old Bengali Script (on the basis of a Nepalese
> manuscript of Daṇḍin's Kāvyādarśa), in: Śikhisamuccayaḥ. Indian and Tibetan
> Studies. Ed. by Dragomir Dimitrov, Ulrike Roesler and Roland Steiner. Wien:
> Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien
> 2002 (Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde. 53), pp. 27-78.
>
> Best,
> Roland
>
>
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