Have you got a complete unicode compliant font installed on your machine?  (Most non-ancient computers do now.)  Some individuals still use non-Unicode fonts, which will not display properly if you do not have the same installed.  Does it always happen?  Example?

But it may also be your mail interface.  My Outlook mailer, for example, will replace every macron-a (ā) with a question mark — only that letter, not ī, ū, etc. — unless I include an underdot (or overdot) character in the message as well.  For this reason, I include one in my signature, in case I forget.

Timothy Lubin
Professor of Religion and Adjunct Professor of Law
Chair of the Department of Religion
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450


From: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces@list.indology.info> on behalf of AJ Misra via INDOLOGY <indology@list.indology.info>
Reply-To: AJ Misra <anuj.misra@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:05 PM
To: "indology@list.indology.info" <indology@list.indology.info>
Subject: [INDOLOGY] Inability to see romanised (transliterated text with diacritics) Sanskrit in my emails.

Hi there,

I'm having difficulty in reading the transliterated (romanised Sanskrit with diacritical marks) in the Indology Digest. These appear as "?" in my email. Would you be able to suggest any setting changes or otherwise I could implement to be able to read the transliterated Sanskrit correctly?

Thank you for your help with this.



Dr Anuj Misra
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tables Analysis Method for the history of Astral Sciences (TAMAS)
Systèmes de Référence Temps Espace (SYRTE)
Observatoire de Paris
61, Avenue de l'Observatoire
Paris 75014