[INDOLOGY] Antw: Re: EasyUnicode for a Windows computer?

David Mellins dmellins at gmail.com
Sat Aug 17 08:45:30 EDT 2019


It’s very clear to me that we need to arrive at a Sanskrit based operating system where the most basic coding instructions are communicated in Paninian Sanskrit!

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> On Aug 17, 2019, at 8:18 AM, Raik Strunz via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
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> Dear colleagues,
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> in this regard I only want to bring in some aspects of building up and enhancing an individual keyboard layout. 
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> Working on Mac I have set up a layout years ago during my Bachelor studies with Ukelele. During my Master studies, this got enlarged and modified while working with Indo-european languages out of the necessity to display more and more diacritics correctly as well as Unicode-safe. Now, this grown keyboard layout is mainly based on the Combining Diacritical Marks block (U+0300..U+036F) together with the simple letters, keeping it easy and intuitive – for me and according to my writing habits – to create diacritics of almost any kind, also working perfectly in TextEdit, Pages, and most of the time in XeLaTeX. That is the big advantage of building a personal layout. One will also get used to the process of adding glyphs, although at the very beginning it can and highly possibly will be quite time consuming.
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> The only disadvantage to this system in my view can be, that there are different ways to have e.g. an Unicode-safe ṇ – one as a single-built ṇ U+1E47 (Latin Extended Additional), another as the combined solution n U+006E (Basic Latin) +  ̣U+0323 (Combining Diacritical Marks), a third based on a command \d{n} in pdfTeX. Afaik, these three won’t be interpreted as the in fact same sign whilst at first glance looking the same, but this is also a minor issue regarding word search in a document either .pdf or raw. Nevertheless, in my view the combining solution helps creating a broader variety of diacritics.
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> Raik Strunz
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> >>> James Hartzell via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> 15.08.19 13.08 Uhr >>>
> Thanks Richard, Harry, Malcolm, Robert for your suggestions—I will experiment and if I can solve it I will report back
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> Cheers
> James 
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> > On 15 Aug 2019, at 11:34, Robert Zydenbos via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
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> > There is also John Smith's keyboard layout for Windows at http://bombay.indology.info/software/fonts/induni/index.html (however, I have no experience with it myself, being a Mac and Linux user).
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