Heike Moser heike.moser at UNI-TUEBINGEN.DE
Sat Dec 15 12:14:10 UTC 2007

Dear James Hartzell,

The Mac Unicode-Devanagari works very well in NeoOffice: - that the combiantion characters are not working
in Word seems to be one of many Microsoft problems ...

Best regards from Tübingen,
Heike Moser

Am 15.12.2007 12:57 Uhr schrieb "James Hartzell" unter
<hartzell at SENTECHSA.COM>:

> I have a similar question as Prof. Dehejia for Mac.  With the help of
> Iyanaga Nobumi in Japan i've managed to get his Asian Extended Fonts
> input method working nicely for diacritics for MS-Word for Mac (OSX
> 10.4), but cannot get decent Devanagari fonts to type with (those
> that come with Mac OSC Tiger don't really work, since one cannot type
> in combination characters), and i haven't found any others that work
> on Macs.  I'll have OSX Leopard working shortly and will report on
> whether that allows Devanagari input in Word.
> James Hartzell
> Durban, South Africa
> On 15 Dec 2007, at 7:09 AM, Nivedita Rout wrote:
>> Dear Prof. dehejia,
>> The software 'Itranslator' works very well for Sanskrit language in
>> devanagari and transliteration. Another programme called 'MikeTex'
>> which is most used by western scholars are one of the advance
>> programmes for convertion of Devanagari and roman transliteration.
>> Hope it will help.
>> With best regards
>> Nivedita,
>> EFEO, Pondicherry.
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Harsha Dehejia <harshadehejia at HOTMAIL.COM>
>> To: INDOLOGY at
>> Sent: Saturday, 15 December, 2007 5:27:22 AM
>> Subject: Sanskrit Software
>> Friends:
>> I have had an inquiry from a Vedic scholar in California and he
>> writes:
>> "I would like to create a professional software package, an 'add-
>> on' that operates directly within Microsoft Office. Such software
>> would give users a common platform for efficiently typing Sanskrit
>> from a Romanized (English) keyboard directly into MSWord. Users
>> would be able to do so in Devanagari or transliteration, or by
>> toggling from one to the other. My hope is to distribute such a
>> package free of cost over the internet and, in doing so, create a
>> common platform for all who create full or part-Sanskrit documents,
>> publish them, or simply use them. Academic or student, mystic or
>> pragmatist, Westerner or Indian, if someone has MSWord, they'll be
>> able to use what I envision. "
>> Does anyone know if this exists?  If not what shall I tell him. He
>> seems sincere.
>> Regards and Season's Greetings.
>> Harsha
>> Harsha V. Dehejia
>> Professor of Indian Studies, Carleton University
>> Ottawa, ON. Canada.
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