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?
> Dr Mark Allon
> Department of Indian Subcontinental Studies
> MacCallum Brennan Building A18
> University of Sydney
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