John Smith jds10 at CUS.CAM.AC.UK
Thu Sep 25 15:39:26 UTC 1997

On Thu, 25 Sep 1997, Rahul Arora wrote:

> The book i am working on has been Transliterated from Sanskrit to
> Romanised English (ie Devanagari in Roman script  with  diacritcs).
> We have done this using the Indic Translit of Ecological Linguistics of
> Washington DC. We want to convert this to  Devanagari font of Word.
> I am not sure whether softwares like ITRANS shall work or not as the
> format of my files is different from that used by Itrans. Please suggest
> ways to do the conversion.
> Thanks
> Rahul

Nightmare. It wouldn't be impossible, but it would be *very* difficult:
writing the conversion program would require a skilled programmer with a
good knowledge of Devanagari, and would take perhaps a month of full-time
work. If you insist on using Word (or any other word-processor), rather
than following the suggestions that were made previously that TeX would be
the best route, you had better start all over again from the beginning.

John Smith

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