Indian Roman Keyboard for Mac (Corrected URL)
glhart at BERKELEY.EDU
Fri Sep 25 20:18:57 UTC 2009
(Note the correction: the website is http://tamil.berkeley.edu and
then you choose software).
I have made a unicode keyboard driver for the Mac (OS X -- I'm using
Snow leopard, but it should run on earlier versions of OS X) that uses
the forward slash as a dead key and enables easy input of the
diacriticals for Tamil and Sanskrit (and most other South Asian
languages). It is available at http://tamil.berkeley.edu (choose
software). The software is in the public domain.
I did this because I suddenly realized that all the diacriticals
needed for Sanskrit and Tamil are already in unicode and there is no
need for a special font -- I have used the TimesIndian font for years.
I have developed a Nisus macro, also available from the above website,
that converts from TimesIndian to unicode for Indian diacriticals.
Hope this proves useful to some. George Hart
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