SV: e-Monier Williams Dictionary for Macs

Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at CHELLO.NO
Thu Feb 3 03:16:38 EST 2005


Interestingly,

The experience given below concerning PC simulators on Macs exactly echo the
experience I made with such a program 8 years ago. It worked slowly, it was
unreliable, and it caused crashes. If the technology hasn't matured by now,
the best solution is probably to buy a PC if you really need a PC software
capability.

Lars Martin Fosse

 

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> -----Opprinnelig melding-----
> Fra: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk] På vegne av 
> adheesh sathaye
> Sendt: 3. februar 2005 05:42
> Til: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
> Emne: Re: e-Monier Williams Dictionary for Macs
> 
> I have been using Virtual PC recently for assembling a font 
> recommendations page [since I work on MAC OSX and most 
> Unicode Open Type Devanagari fonts are non-functional in 
> OSX]. It does work, in the sense that one indeed may run 
> Windows applications inside a window in Mac OSX, but it is 
> often inordinately slow. Especially if you wish to run any 
> Mac programs at the same time. Furthermore, on occasion it 
> has caused my Mac to do something it would never otherwise 
> do: crash. I would recommend using this method sparingly.
> 
> Adheesh Sathaye
> South Asia Language Resource Center
> University of  Chicago
> 
> 
> On Jan 31, 2005, at 10.08, John Huntington wrote:
> 
> > Dear List Members
> >
> > Elizabeth's message made me think (always a bad thing) of 
> one possible 
> > solution.
> >
> > I have not tried this, but maybe someone else has,
> >
> > There is a Microsoft product called  "Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac"
> > (at least three versions of it) that is reviewed as running PC 
> > software very well on a MAC.  If any one has tried this I 
> would hope 
> > that he or she could could tell us all how it worked. There 
> are both 
> > Sanskrit and Tibetan software for the PC that interest me, 
> but I too 
> > am (so far) a Mac only person.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> >> Dear All
> >>
> >> I have tried installing some e-versions of the Monier Williams 
> >> Sanskrit dictionary on my computer, but they were for PCs 
> and as I am 
> >> a Mac-only user I found they were not compatible with my Mac.
> >>
> >> One of the versions I tried (based on the Cologne Digital Sanskrit
> >> Lexicon)
> >> worked in all respects except - the resident IT expert tells me - 
> >> that the fonts provided were not compatible with a Mac. 
> Thus I do get 
> >> access to the html pages (one for each letter of the 
> alphabet), but 
> >> the Sanskrit characters show up as, for example, 
> >> [khakAra]3[kha--kAra] rather than in correct transliteration or 
> >> Devanagari.
> >>
> >> Would any of you be able to suggest:
> >>
> >> 1) how to get hold of a Mac-compatible font for the above programme
> >>
> >> AND / OR
> >>
> >> 2) Whether Mac-compatible e-versions of the MW exist, and 
> how to get 
> >> hold of them if they do.
> >>
> >> Many thanks for any suggestion
> >>
> >> With best wishes to you all
> >>
> >>
> >> Elizabeth De Michelis
> >>
> >>
> >> Dr Elizabeth De Michelis
> >> University of Cambridge
> >> Faculty of Divinity
> >> Tel +44-(0)1223-763015
> >> West Road
> >> Fax +44-(0)1223-763014
> >> Cambridge, UK      CB3 9BS
> >>
> >> for details of recently published book please see 
> >> http://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/CARTS/dhiir/publications/modyoga.html
> >
> 



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