Fwd: [Pali] unicode, html. Is it time?
- Hi Yong Peng,
Actually, Patrick's test worked for me, I don't know how he entered it. It
probably also depends how capable your email program is, but as Patrick
mentioned there should be no problems today in expecting Unicode support in
most software applications.
Here is my test: I went to tipitaka.org, copied a piece of pali text into a
notepad (so that it will loose all formatting) and the copy and pasted it in
Evaṃ vutte, aññataro rājāmacco rājānaṃ māgadhaṃ ajātasattuṃ vedehiputtaṃ
etadavoca – ‘‘ayaṃ, deva, pūraṇo kassapo saṅghī ceva gaṇī ca gaṇācariyo ca
ñāto yasassī titthakaro sādhusammato bahujanassa rattaññū cirapabbajito
addhagato vayoanuppatto. Taṃ devo pūraṇaṃ kassapaṃ payirupāsatu. Appeva nāma
devassa pūraṇaṃ kassapaṃ payirupāsato cittaṃ pasīdeyyā’’ti. Evaṃ vutte, rājā
māgadho ajātasattu vedehiputto tuṇhī ahosi.
I had sent this message earlier to myself and it showed up correctly, (I am
Let me know if that worked for you too.
mettāya, (<- yet another test)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patrick Hall <pathall@...>
Date: Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Pali] unicode, html. Is it time?
As a Unicode nut and lurker on this list, I couldn't resist jumping
in... Unicode doesn't require HTML to render. Even a "plain" Unicode
text email should render correctly if all the software in the pipeline
supports Unicode (or more specifically, probably, UTF-8).
Let's see if the following paragraph shows up correctly:
2 Evaṃ me sutaṃ— ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā ukkaṭṭhāyaṃ viharati
subhagavane sālarājamūle. Tatra kho bhagavā bhikkhū āmantesi—
“bhikkhavo”ti. “Bhadante”ti te bhikkhū bhagavato paccassosuṃ. Bhagavā
etadavoca— “sabbadhammamūlapariyāyaṃ vo, bhikkhave, desessāmi. Taṃ
suṇātha, sādhukaṃ manasi karotha, bhāsissāmī”ti. “Evaṃ, bhante”ti kho
te bhikkhū bhagavato paccassosuṃ. Bhagavā etadavoca—
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