Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Wed Apr 4 08:46:51 UTC 2007

I installed alternatiff I bring up a page of the book and save the 
location (right click, l[ocation])

I open a command-line session and run the Cygwin version of the utility 
WGET on the location.

When that completes, I have the book on my hard disk as a series of tiff
files, one per page.

I run tiff2pdf (also in Cygwin) on the directory, turning all the tiffs to 

I run pdftk (http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/) on the directory, turning 
all the pdfs into one big pdf of the book.

I've automated most of this for myself.

The process is a bit home-made, but the results are excellent.  I have a 
growing personal digital library of valuable books as PDF files.

Since the DLI directory structure is open, one can open an ftp or http 
session in a browser and roam around the books that way.  It's still all 
tiff files, but if WGET is not available one could fetch the files one at 
a time.  It would be very labour intensive.  E.g., go to


for the Pischel files.

Dr Dominik Wujastyk
Senior Research Fellow
University College London

On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Mark Allon wrote:

> Dear Dominik,
> You mentioned in a recent Indology list posting that one could download 
> Pischel's grammar from www.dli.ernet.in. I cannot see how to do this. Have 
> you done it?
> Regards
> Mark
> Dr Mark Allon
> Department of Indian Subcontinental Studies
> MacCallum Brennan Building A18
> University of Sydney
> Australia

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