utf-skt works & Unicode for Mac users

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Wed Oct 16 23:21:57 UTC 2002

On Mon, 14 Oct 2002, B. Reusch wrote:
> Now that Nisus will be in OS X in the not-too-distant future, I have
> been worrying about replacing my current, Classic (OS 9), fonts and
> keyboard layouts. Are there any Unicode fonts (and keyboard layouts)
> for Mac users to write Sanskrit, from Vedic on, in Roman scripts?

The following may not be the full answer, but colleagues tell me that
Jedit (from www.jedit.com) is very good at suporting Unicode.  My friend
Gerhard Brey has used Jedit successfully to create XML files containing
Unicode text of both Roman and Arabic materials.  He tells me that Jedit
is better than Yudit as a Unicode editor.

I've installed Jedit under Windows 2000, just to play with - it was very
easy indeed.  Being a Java program, Jedit will run on any platform, Mac,
Linux, etc., and behave in essentially the same way.  If you load a
Unicode font (there are now quite a few around) as the default screen
font, you get a nice system, and it's portable and free.

Jedit can be used for writing TeX files, or anything else.  It has
built-in syntax highlighting for TeX and many other structured languages
such as XML, HTML, programming languages, etc.  And it's extensible, and
apparently has quite a bit of external support from an enthusiastic

I realize that you are committed to Nisus, and that¹s probably all you
need, but Jedit might have better Unicode text support.

Best wishes to all,


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