3897RE: [Pali] Re: tipitaka.org
- Dec 3, 2003Hi, June,
I didn't mean to give you too much information. :) The basic idea is that
every character has a code - a number - associated with it. The letter
capital letter "A," for example is number 65, the letter capital "B" is 66,
and so forth.
The problem - I believe - is that different Pali fonts use different codes
to represent the extended Pali characters. If your Pali document expects the
n with a dot under it to be one code, but computer is already using that
code for something else, then there is a conflict. This is very likely if
you have a non-English computer.
Does that make sense?
From: june_tg [mailto:june_tg@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 9:58 PM
Subject: [Pali] Re: tipitaka.org
Its very kind of you to have taken the time to explain all that, thank
you!...although it's a bit too technical for someone like me and i
have no idea what you're talking about, but i really appreciate the
effort! thanks :)
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "Eric Van Horn" <ekvh@u...> wrote:
> Hi, June,
> The problem may be the way in which the Normyn font is encoded. The
> and Normyn fonts do not use the international Unicode standard. If
> using a non-English computer, your operating system may be using
> need the character codes that are being borrowed by the Normyn font.
> example, the Pali letter "A" with the bar over it is character
number 256 in
> Unicode. The Norman font borrows character 238 for this character,
> Unicode is a small letter i with a caret over it. This is one reason
> created the Georgia and Verdana fonts. They use Unicode character
> I'm not sure that there is a correct answer for Word when it asks
> encoding to use. None of the non-Unicode Pali fonts use an encoding
> Word would understand.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: june_tg [mailto:june_tg@y...]
> Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 5:30 AM
> To: Pali@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Pali] Re: tipitaka.org
> thanks for your reply.
> > I've used those files. If you've got the Normyn font installed,
> > still might need to use 'mark all' on the entire body of the text,
> > and then switch to the Normyn font (from within Word).
> it looks better now, but still can't read certain words...which
> encoding did you choose? word is asking me to select an encoding.
> > hope this helps,
> yup it did thanks.
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