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Re: Theos-World Re: Sanskrit

Jan 05, 2007 08:36 AM
by Ton den Hartog

When I tranferred the text I did not pay any attention to it and my HTML editor kindly included the text below in the <head> section

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

I assume all files are pure still 1-byte ASCII and not some kind of UTF-8 so Unicode is the way to go.

Recently I read in a book on XML that Unicode is now more than 64.000 (2^16) codes... with a total of 90.000. holy cow !


----- Original Message ----- From: Konstantin Zaitzev
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 5:12 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: Sanskrit

--- In, "Ton den Hartog" <tonh@...> wrote:

Maybe I should use Unicode for all special characters,
including Greec Hebrew etc
For Hebrew it's probably the only decision. As for Greek, the font
"Symbol" can be used. Some insist on abstruse diacritics in Greek, but
as far I know they had nothing of that kind in ancient times, from
where most terms used by HPB come.
If you want to use all the Sanskrit discritics you surely have to use
unicode but HPB herself didn't necessary use all of that; probably in
modern editions all transliterations are modernized.

The method which I used (through clipboard to MS Word) retains
original font assignations and needs installation of some original

Interesting, this looks like 2 variations already :-(((
Another S (w/reversed ^) is used in Chech, Latvian and some other
languages but not in Sanskrit, so there will no confusion.

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