typing Devanagari

Jesper Larnæs jesperlarnaes at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 29 21:19:33 UTC 2009

I think OpenOffice should do the trick.



Jesper Larnæs

2009/4/29 Steven Lindquist <slindqui at mail.smu.edu>:
> 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 alternative.
> My best,
> Steven
> ---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 Chinese.
> 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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