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3897RE: [Pali] Re: tipitaka.org

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  • Eric Van Horn
    Dec 3, 2003
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      Hi, 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?

      Eric


      -----Original Message-----
      From: june_tg [mailto:june_tg@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 9:58 PM
      To: Pali@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Pali] Re: tipitaka.org

      Hi Eric

      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 :)

      june

      --- 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
      VRI, CSX
      > and Normyn fonts do not use the international Unicode standard. If
      you are
      > using a non-English computer, your operating system may be using
      fonts that
      > need the character codes that are being borrowed by the Normyn font.
      For
      > 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,
      which in
      > Unicode is a small letter i with a caret over it. This is one reason
      that I
      > created the Georgia and Verdana fonts. They use Unicode character
      codes.
      >
      > I'm not sure that there is a correct answer for Word when it asks
      you what
      > encoding to use. None of the non-Unicode Pali fonts use an encoding
      that
      > Word would understand.
      >
      > Eric
      >
      >
      > -----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
      >
      > hi.
      >
      > thanks for your reply.
      >
      > >
      > > I've used those files. If you've got the Normyn font installed,
      you
      > > 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.
      >
      > june
      >
      >
      >
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