Sanskrit Software

James Hartzell hartzell at SENTECHSA.COM
Sat Dec 15 11:57:52 UTC 2007

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>
> 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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