SARIT: Search and Retrieval of Indic Texts

Birgit Kellner birgit.kellner at UNIVIE.AC.AT
Mon Feb 9 21:39:16 UTC 2009

Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
> is John Smith's website (guest hosted by 
> INDOLOGY).  There you can find the IndUni font family, which are very 
> finely designed and optimized for Indic transliteration.  John also 
> makes available a very convenient keyboard handler for Windows (that's 
> what I use) and another for the Mac.  Using the IndUni unicode fonts 
> (or any Unicode font) and the keyboard handler makes it extremely easy 
> to type romanized Sanskrit. (RightAlt+a = ā (a-macron), etc.)  John 
> has done us all a great service.
> There are probably several other keyboard systems and fonts out there 
> if one searches, but I can vouch for the simplicity and excellence of 
> John's under Windows.  I haven't used the Mac one.
> If you're using Linux, there's a nice system that works with SCIM 
> (, called m17n 
> ( A bit cryptic to install, but in 
> fact easy, and also very easy to modify for oneself.
> Best,
> Dominik
For those who read German, the weblog "Flammschild's jālsthāna" from 
Heidelberg has very useful directions for keyboard configuration in both 
Windows and Linux:


Linux (scim + m17n on Ubuntu):


Birgit Kellner

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