typing Devanagari

Steven Lindquist slindqui at MAIL.SMU.EDU
Wed Apr 29 13:30:48 UTC 2009

Madhav is right and I forgot to mention that Microsoft Word for Mac is  
not 100% unicode compliant (but many programs are).  Microsoft only  
claims to be compatible with certain keyboards (I pasted below  
Microsoft's unicode/keyboard statement).

Based on the recommendation of several people, I will be transitioning  
from Word to Mellel (http://www.redlers.com/) for this and other  
reasons, unless anyone here could suggest a reason not to or a better  

My best,


---copied from:  http://tiny.cc/nsoAJ   "Unicode characters and  
international keyboards" --

Unicode is an encoding standard that can represent the characters of  
most written languages with a single character set.

In Office 2008, you can type, display, and print Unicode characters  
that are associated with the following keyboards:

Australian, Austrian, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Bulgarian,  
Canadian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Dvorak, Estonian, Faroese,  
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic,  
Inuktitut, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian (FYROM),  
Northern Sami, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,  
Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss French, Swiss  
German, Turkish, U.S., Ukrainian, Unicode Hex Input, and Welsh.

You can also use the following Mac OS X input methods: Hangul,  
Kotoeri, Murasu Anjal Tamil, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional  

On Apr 29, 2009, at 7:39 AM, Deshpande, Madhav wrote:

> In my experience, the procedure described by Steven works on Mac  
> OSX, but the MS Word (2008) does not fully support implimentation of  
> unicode Devanagari, and hence the conjuncts do not show up  
> properly.  However, this procedure seems to work fine in Text-Edit,  
> web browsers like Opera, and also i NeoOffice.  However, the MS  
> Office for Mac is not yet supporting Devanagari.  If someone knows  
> how to properly use unicode Devanagari with MS Word for Mac, I would  
> like to know how to do it.  Best,
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> ________________________________________

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