[INDOLOGY] query: roman>devanagari conversion

Tim Bellefleur tbelle at alumni.ubc.ca
Wed Oct 22 19:37:45 UTC 2014


That is a very strange and I suspect not well thought-out line of the
Sanskrit Library license. In any case, the transliteration tools I
mentioned are simple webpage forms where the transliterating work is done
on the server, so no software is downloaded, and since nothing is encrypted
I believe US export controls are not relevant here.

I'll reply in longer form off-list.


On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 5:35 AM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>

> But Tim, those of us outside the USA have to be careful about the Sanskrit
> Library materials.  When you use the SL, you have to agree to a lot of
> legal terms, including
> Software from this site is further subject to United States export
> controls. Software from this site may not be downloaded or otherwise
> exported or reexported outside the United States. By downloading or using
> the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under
> the control of, or a national or resident of any country or territory
> outside of the United States.
> If we use the transliteration program that you pointed to, it probably
> uploads software to our browser.  For people outside the USA, that
> contravenes the terms of the SL agreement.
> Who cares, right?  But still.
> Best,
> Dominik
> On 22 October 2014 11:02, Tim Bellefleur <tbelle at alumni.ubc.ca> wrote:
>> To add to the flurry of options here, I have found the Sanskrit Library's
>> transliteration tool quite useful for this purpose:
>> http://sanskritlibrary.org/tomcat/sl/TranscodeText
>> ​Cheers,
>> Tim
>> On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 1:44 AM, Matthew Kapstein <mkapstei at uchicago.edu>
>> wrote:
>>>  Dear friends,
>>> I would appreciate recommendations for a readily available, efficient
>>> and accurate
>>> program to convert unicode Sanskrit romanization to devanagari. (Vedic
>>> accents
>>> are not needed.)
>>> with thanks in advance for your suggestions,
>>> Matthew
>>> Matthew Kapstein
>>> Directeur d'études,
>>> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
>>> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
>>> The University of Chicago
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