[INDOLOGY] Unicode Devanagari on Mac

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 12:37:36 UTC 2016

I'm shocked.  I don't pay much attention to the Mac world, but I've been
typing Devanagari into everything on my computer for many years (Linux).  I
had no idea that this wasn't possible or easy on a Mac.  Wow.  And the Mac
used to be the byword for multilingual support.  I'm glad it's okay now, at


Professor Dominik Wujastyk* <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>
Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada


On 15 July 2016 at 12:58, Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Dear Indologists,
>      To my happy surprise, I found that with the combination of the latest
> version of Microsoft Office 360 for Mac and the latest Mac Operating System
> OS X El Capitan, it is now possible to directly enter Unicode Devanagari in
> a Word document with the Devanagari - QWERTY keyboard layout.  Previously,
> I had to enter Unicode Devanagari in something like TextEdit and then copy
> and paste into a Word document, but was not able to edit it in the Word
> document.  The new development of software has happily changed that
> situation.  Hope this information will be of use to some of you.  Best,
> Madhav Deshpande
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