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Re: [Pali] pali keyboard input mapping, cst4 on windows 7 pc

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  • Bryan Levman
    Thanks Frank, I tried downloading Pali Translator, but it doesn t seem to run on Windows 7. I ll continue to use the Digital Pali Reader which works well for
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 4, 2011
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      Thanks Frank,

      I tried downloading Pali Translator, but it doesn't seem to run on Windows 7.
      I'll continue to use the Digital Pali Reader which works well for me,

      Metta, Bryan






      ________________________________
      From: frank <fcckuan@...>
      To: Pali@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, January 3, 2011 10:40:50 AM
      Subject: Re: [Pali] pali keyboard input mapping, cst4 on windows 7 pc


      Hi Bryan,
      As far as I know, CST4 doesn't support the easy word click dictionary
      lookup. Lennart's Pali Text Reader http://palireader.sourceforge.net/
      uses tool tips (automatic dictionary lookup display and definition of
      word the mouse pointer hovers over is in a bubble text). On a thread a
      while back, maybe a year ago, I believe Lennart had expressed interest
      in adding that dictionary click feature to CST4, but because of rights
      issues with the organization that wrote CST4 that wasn't possible.
      The quickest way I can look up dictionary words with cst4 is keep a
      dictionary window open, on the sutta window double click on a word to
      highlight it (much faster than manually holding down left mouse button
      and grabbing the amount to mark), cntr-c to copy that marked word to
      clipboard, then ctrl-v to paste marked word to dictionary window.
      I envy those of you who only occasionally have to look up a single
      word, in which case the above is not too tedious. For those like myself
      less developed in our pali vocabulary, I found Lennart's tool "pali
      translator" to be marvelous
      http://www.nibbanam.com/pali_language_tools.html#ptrans . Basically you
      paste in a whole block (up to several paragraphs) of pali text
      (unicode), and it does a batch dictionary lookup of all the words in
      that block.

      -Frank

      On 1/2/2011 1:35 PM, Bryan Levman wrote:
      >
      > Hi Frank and Larry,
      >
      > Thanks for the info on installing the CST4 and keyboard. I have
      > Windows 7 and
      > had no trouble in installing the CST program. I'm wondering if the
      > dictionary
      > can be made to work the way Digital Pali Reader works by pointing to and
      > clicking on a word. Does anyone know?
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Best, Bryan
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: frank <fcckuan@... <mailto:fcckuan%40gmail.com>>
      > To: Pali@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Pali%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Fri, December 31, 2010 1:20:45 PM
      > Subject: [Pali] pali keyboard input mapping, cst4 on windows 7 pc
      >
      > Thanks Larry for the tips on getting cst4 installed on Windows 7 pc's. I
      > was also inspired to finally install the pali-keyboard input software
      > from the same cst4 area: http://www.tipitaka.org/keyboard/
      >
      > If I knew it was that easy to set up and start typing pali special
      > characters, I would have installed that a long time ago.
      >
      > The page I listed shows the keyboard mappings, I made my own shorthand
      > notes here: What I noticed is that 9 out of the 14 special characters
      > map intuitively, e.g. the keyboard [a] produces " ā" with the macron, so
      > we really only have to memorize or write on a little post-it note to put
      > next to our keyboard the 5 miscreant special cases.
      >
      > [ctrl]+[alt]+[ ] : [y] → ñ [a] → ā [I] → ī [h] → ś [u] → ū [d] → ḍ [v] →
      > ḥ [l] → ḷ [m] → ṃ
      >
      > [g] → ṅ [n] → ṇ [r] → ṛ [s] → ṣ [t] → ṭ
      >
      > [ctrl]+[alt]+[shift]+[ ] : produces uppercase version of pali letter
      >
      > 14 special pali letters. 9 of 14 map intuitively
      >
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      >
      >

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