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Re: Theos-World Re: Sanskrit

Jan 05, 2007 09:29 AM
by Ton den Hartog

Found interesting stuff in Wikipedia on Sanskrit and IAST a phonologic version of Sanskrit which is almost pure a-z... IAST is what HPB and GdP uses in all their books afaik. Now find out where those AIST charactera are to be found in unicode or one of the 8-bit (7-bit) iso pages.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ton den Hartog 
  Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 5:36 PM
  Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: Sanskrit

  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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