Re: [INDOLOGY] Converting Gretil formats to devanāgarī

Mehner, Maximilian | GRETIL mehner at
Fri Mar 31 08:19:09 UTC 2017

Dear McComas,

on a side note (as I get the question about conversion a lot), many if not most of GRETILs texts are available at<> converted to nāgarī. The Viṣṇupurāṇa however is not the version contributed by Peter Schreiner and blanks are sometimes unconventional in those files, too.

Best wishes,

Von: INDOLOGY [indology-bounces at]" im Auftrag von "Michael Slouber via INDOLOGY [indology at]
Gesendet: Freitag, 31. März 2017 02:46
An: McComas Taylor; indology at
Betreff: Re: [INDOLOGY] Converting Gretil formats to devanāgarī

Dear McComas,

You can use an browser-based conversion tool like this one:

Since the IAST romanized file has spaces in between some words that would be printed together in Devanagari, the result is not perfect.  Nevertheless, it does the job for the most part and can convert the whole file at once.  You just copy and paste all the text into the text box on the website.

All the best,


Michael Slouber
Assistant Professor of South Asia
Department of Liberal Studies
Western Washington University

On 03/30/2017 05:34 PM, McComas Taylor via INDOLOGY wrote:

Dear Colleagues

I am looking for a digital edition of the critical edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇa in devanāgarī. The closest I can get are the texts of the ViP that Peter Schreiner has generously input and which are available on Gretil in CSX, REE and UTF-8 formats.

Is there a way of converting these formats to Devanāgarī?  I have found a utility on John Smith's site which looks good, ur2ud, but my Norton security software won't let me run it and deletes it as security threat.

Any advice gratefully received


McComas Taylor, SFHEA
Associate Professor, Reader in Sanskrit
College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University, Tel. + 61 2 6125 3179

Address: Baldessin Building 4.24, ANU, ACT 0200

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