Re: [Pali] Palitrans 2.0 - Release Announcement
- Andy and others,
I'm no longer having any problem with the Times_Norman
font in the new Palitrans. I must have been doing
something weird before. My apologies for the false
I endorse the new version with no reservations now.
Thanks very much, Andy.
This is very useful.
--- Andy <721910352@...> wrote:
> Dear Venerables; Hi Group;__________________________________________________
> (Hi John: Thanks for posting the file and the
> warning to the group about
> your problems using the Times_Norman font. Could you
> send me off-list more
> info about your troubles with the Times_Norman
> Palitrans 2.0 is now available in the Files section
> of the group. The zipped
> file is only 250Kb.
> Palitrans is free, and for free distribution. It
> runs under Windows 95 or
> better. It does not run on Chinese Windows 2000
> The zip file includes:
> a) the software program
> b) a very short "QuickStart Tutorial"
> c) a ready-to-go "custom transliteration table"
> ("Western 12.txt")
> A person who uses more than one language on their
> computer may also find
> Palitrans helpful - even if they are *not* studying
> Pali. This could be a
> student, a teacher, or even a businessperson. I know
> of at least one person
> in Germany that is using Palitrans to enter French
> language texts. Other
> possibilities might be: A student of Spanish in the
> USA, or a businessperson
> writing French in Canada.
> A Pali person may enjoy the special, "built-in" Pali
> Short Overview of Pali Special Features
> 1. The "Ultimate Grammar Checker". This is just a
> button on the toolbar that
> pops up some help text about Right Speech. :-)
> 2. Pali transliteration in 5 Pali fonts. In other
> words, you choose a Pali
> font. Then you type using the standard
> transliteration style. As you type
> the characters are converted to the correct Pali
> characters in that font.
> NOTE: so that you can type "n as a real quote
> (example: "now is the right
> time") you need to use !n or nnn to get the
> overdot-n character.
> 3. In-place font conversion. You select some Pali
> text in a Pali font,
> choose a new Pali font, and the font is converted.
> 4. Handy "Copy and Paste" from the CSCD. Palitrans
> will clean out most of
> the extra return characters and other formatting
> codes. This means that you
> get a "clean text" to work with. You can:
> - select the text of the CSCD with your mouse
> - press "Ctrl-C" to copy the text to the clipboard,
> - use a special button "Paste from CSCD" to paste
> the text into Palitrans.
> 5. This next feature can be used in many ways. You
> may find it handy for
> email work.
> You can "Copy and Paste" text from an email that
> uses standard
> transliteration, select the text, and convert it to
> a Pali font.
> Also: you can create an email message in a Pali
> font, select the text, and
> convert it to standard transliteration, and then
> "Copy and Paste it into an
> Last but not least: if you "Copy and Paste" a quote
> from the Pali Canon into
> Palitrans using the "Paste from CSCD" feature, you
> can convert the entire
> quote to standard transliteration style for
> inclusion into an email message.
> This may help people who need to include a longer
> Pali quote into their
> email messages.
> This message was created using Palitrans.
> (Thanks to everyone who helped test Palitrans!
> Please download the latest
> If you wish to forward this email, you have my
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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