XML/TEI-Sanskrit texts, anyone?

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Thu Feb 27 10:47:40 UTC 2003

Yves Codet offered the Venisamhara by Bhattanarayana for sharing
and I mounted the files on the INDOLOGY website last September. See


This is an XML file encoded using TEI guidelines. Includes accented
scholarly transliteration and Devanagari, using Unicode.

Be aware that different web browsers and versions of browsers do
startlingly different jobs of displaying files like this.  I have
regularly had good experiences with Opera versions 6 and (recently) 7.
MSIE 6, sp1, seems to be doing a reasonable job, but in general Opera has
in the past been more trustworthy on issues like XML/Unicode conformance.


On Thu, 27 Feb 2003, Birgit Kellner wrote:

> The potential of XML/XSLT, in combination with the TEI guidelines, is
> really amazing. I'm just starting to look into all these things, and
> therefore my question:
> Are there already any Indic e-texts available which make use of these
> technologies? Or are such projects under way, anywhere?
> For those who are interested: I experimented a little with perl and XML. I
> used Tilman Vetter's edition of the first chapter of the PramANavinizcaya
> by DharmakIrti (Tibetan text) as an example. This has no XSLT background;
> just a simple perl script using perl XML modules to translate XML markup
> into HTML entities.  I used Andrew Glass' Gandhari Unicode font for the
> diacritics:
> http://mailbox.univie.ac.at/Birgit.Kellner/cgi-bin/xmldom.cgi?file=pvin1&pa
> ge=30
> I would appreciate any information about similar projects.
> Best regards,
> Birgit Kellner

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