James Hartzell hartzell at SENTECHSA.COM
Wed Dec 26 08:16:03 UTC 2007

Seasons Greetings

Many thanks to all who posted useful info about Mac Devanagari.   
Apologies for being so ignorant, but might someone send instructions  
on how to use both diacritics and devanagari in Nisus Writer Pro and  

James Hartzell

On 15 Dec 2007, at 6:27 PM, George Hart wrote:

> The OS X version of Nisus Writer Pro is an extremely good word  
> processor and works well with unicode (both Devanagari and Tamil are  
> built-in to Leopard and Tiger).  I think the new Word for Mac coming  
> out in January may not handle unicode properly -- we'll see.  Nisus  
> reads and writes Word files and uses rtf as its default format.   
> TextEdit (which is free and also comes with the OS) also works well  
> with unicode.  But of course TextEdit won't do footnotes and the  
> like.  George Hart
> On Dec 15, 2007, at 4:14 AM, Heike Moser wrote:
>> 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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