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Re: [Pali] typing pali using MS word

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  • Dimitry A. Ivakhnenko (������� ��������
    Hi June, j I ve gone through some of the older messages, but they are very j confusing indeed. Can someone here suggest to me an easy way to j type Pali
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 30, 2004
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      Hi June,

      j> I've gone through some of the older messages, but they are very
      j> confusing indeed. Can someone here suggest to me an easy way to
      j> type Pali using MS word? Is there an easy and a straight-forward way?

      In MS Word 2000 the easy way is to:

      - find "Insert" in the upper panel;
      - go to "Insert - Symbol";
      - select a desired font;
      - find a character;
      - assign a keybord shortcut using the button.

      j> I tried using the VriRomanPali font, but here's the strange thing. The
      j> characters come out fine, but for some reason words at the end of
      j> many of the lines are split into the next line. Very strange. And now I
      j> can't change the font back to Times because boxes appear instead.

      VriRomanPali is not compatible with other fonts. It also presents
      difficulties with formatting, such as splitting of the words.
      Let me advise you to use Unicode-compatible fonts.
      They can be found in the "Pali - Fonts" section of the Sadhu!
      directory http://dhamma.ru/sadhu/

      Best regards,
      Dimitry
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