e-Monier Williams Dictionary for Macs

John Huntington huntington.2 at OSU.EDU
Mon Jan 31 16:08:25 UTC 2005

Dear List Members

Elizabeth's message made me think (always a bad thing) of one
possible solution.

I have not tried this, but maybe someone else has,

There is a Microsoft product called  "Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac"
(at least three versions of it) that is reviewed as running PC
software very well on a MAC.  If any one has tried this I would hope
that he or she could could tell us all how it worked. There are both
Sanskrit and Tibetan software for the PC that interest me, but I too
am (so far) a Mac only person.


>Dear All
>I have tried installing some e-versions of the Monier Williams Sanskrit
>dictionary on my computer, but they were for PCs and as I am a Mac-only
>user I found they were not compatible with my Mac.
>One of the versions I tried (based on the Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon)
>worked in all respects except - the resident IT expert tells me - that the
>fonts provided were not compatible with a Mac. Thus I do get access to the
>html pages (one for each letter of the alphabet), but the Sanskrit
>characters show up as, for example, [khakAra]3[kha--kAra] rather than in
>correct transliteration or Devanagari.
>Would any of you be able to suggest:
>1) how to get hold of a Mac-compatible font for the above programme
>2) Whether Mac-compatible e-versions of the MW exist, and how to get hold
>of them if they do.
>Many thanks for any suggestion
>With best wishes to you all
>Elizabeth De Michelis
>Dr Elizabeth De Michelis
>University of Cambridge
>Faculty of Divinity
>Tel +44-(0)1223-763015
>West Road
>Fax +44-(0)1223-763014
>Cambridge, UK      CB3 9BS
>for details of recently published book please see

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