Re: emsTyper 1.1 testing - Pali transliteration on web pages
- Dear Palitechguy;
"where to download a free Burmese font"
This is Doug Cooper's site funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
He uses the most up-to-date fonts and last time I talked to him there
was no full unicode implementation. The following site of a Burmese
computational linguist looks promising too:
This site also does a good job with Burmese script:
If you do something to handle Burmese script via transliteration, it would
be much appreciated since people who write articles for the SOAS
Bulletin of Burma Studies could start using it:
Pali is a living language within the Sangha in many countries including
Burma, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. There are much more complete
dictionaries and parallel translations (nissaya) in these countries that
can be an immense aid in learning the language, much more than
anything in PTS transliteration. Yet another reason for learning a local
script. Maybe one day someone will write an OCR program for Burmese
script and these can be rendered into PTS transliteration, but I wouldn't
hold my breath.
The apparent reference to Kamavacca manuscripts was in the Yuan Shi
(not the larger Ssu Ma Chien project), chapter 210 on the Mian (Burma-
`´¶iãÒCtheir writing is
pàt"VCthey use gold leaf to write it
pCnext they use paper
"pFPtCthey also use the leaf of the areca palm
"Their most important (ã) writings are written with gold leaf, the next
ones () on paper, and the next ones on leaves..."