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  • IndoSkript Eine elektronische Indische Paläographie
  • The IndoSkript program is now available for downloading. At the moment, only the Brahmi-related database is included. Kharosthi will follow soon. The database will be updated continously.
  • Versioning Machine Free critical edition and text comparion tool. The Versioning Machine is software tool designed by a team of programmers, designers, and literary scholars for displaying and comparing multiple versions of texts. The display environment seeks not only to provide for features traditionally found in codex-based critical editions, such as annotation and introductory material, but to take advantage of opportunities of electronic publishing, such as providing a frame to compare diplomatic versions of witnesses side by side, allowing for manipulatable images of the witness to be viewed alongside the diplomatic edition, and providing users with an enhanced typology of notes.
  • Easily downloaded fonts for Macintosh and PC users (Courier, Helvetica, New Century Schoolbook, Palatino, Times) and Times-Normyn. Instructions for installation are included.
  • Titus Cyberbit Basic - Unicode Font
    This font includes, among other characters, a (nearly) complete set of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese characters. Bold and Italic variants of this font are not yet available. The font has a size of about 13 MB. N.B.: The font does not provide full coverage of Latin diacritics, Ancient Greek, Armenian, Georgian and the like.
  • Gandhari Unicode Font for Indologists
    The Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project's Gandhari Unicode font. This font is based on the original URW+ Postscript fonts donated to the free software community, has been extended to display the special diacritics necessary for Gandhari and comes with Roman, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic styles. It contains more than 700 glyphs including all diacritics used for Indological transliteration and European languages as well as modern Greek, IPA and a complete set of Indologically relevant Unicode combining diacritics.
  • Tools for Conversion from CSX+-Encoding to Unicode
    John Smith provides tools for converting your existing files with CSX+ encoding to Unicode from his web site.
  • IME for Unicode Devanagari
    For users of Windows XP and/or Office XP, the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project has developed an input method for Unicode Devanagari. This input method allows the user to enter text using the same conventions as for transliteration and the computer will display the corresponding text in Devanagari including correct conjuncts. Currently, the most convenient and aesthetically pleasing font to use with this input method is the Arial Unicode OpenType font, included with Office XP.
  • Indian Languages Web Site
    Links to fonts, free software, and other information.
  • Smith, John (personal web page)
    Texts, fonts, and programs
  • Asiatica Association's Nina Font
    The Nina Font for the Devanagari Alphabet is the Asiatica Association's solution to the problem of publishing Sanskrit-related material on different platforms. This new encoding allows the seamless transition between Windows and Macintosh based systems, maintaing all diacritics in one's texts. The Nina font has also been designed to preserve most European accented characters, so that it isn't necessary to switch fonts in one's publications, when writing in one's native language. One can read a detailed description of the Nina font project, view the proposed encoding and make suggestions, or find out how to contribute to this project. The Asiatica Association has already put a lot of work into this project: a fully working beta version of the font has been used to publish the JSAWS Collected Issues.
  • Indology: Multilingual software, text processing tools, fonts, etc.
  • India: Languages and Scripts Yashwant K. Malaiya (Colorado State Univ.)
  • Tamil Electronic Library



  • Plants of Meghaduta. Ein studentische Hausarbeit, die zahlreiche in Kalidasas Meghaduta erwähnte Pflanzen identifiziert und in Bildern veranschaulicht.
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