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Sanskrit Hyphenation

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 03:28

I've been lucky enough to find a Sanskrit hyphenation pattern for TeX
(880 lines of code, 159 lines of code multiplied in several scripts) by
Yves Codet. But Windows still lacks one. Can we add one for MS Office? See


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Simplified Sanskrit Alphabet

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 01:17
*अ आ इ ई उ ऊ ऋ ॠ ऌ ए ऐ ओ औ अं अः*
*a ā i ī u ū ṛ ṝ ḷ e ai o au aṁ aḥ*
*First Group*
*Subgroups Hard Soft*
*Unaspirate Aspirate Unaspirate Aspirate Nasals*
*Gutturals क ख ग घ ङ*
*ka kha ga gha ṅa*
*Palatals च छ ज झ ञ*
*ca cha ja jha ña*
*Cerebrals (Cacuminals) ट ठ ड ढ ण*
*ṭa ṭha
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Re: KuvalayaanandaH in Devanagari text

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 21:17
[+ sanskrit-programmers ]

धन्योऽस्मि अनुनाद!!

कथं प्राप्तवान्?

2013/11/15 Anunad Singh <>

> श्रीमदप्पयदीक्षितविरचितः
> कुवलयानन्दः
> ‘अलङ्कार सुरभि‘ हिन्दीव्याख्योपेतः
> व्याख्याकार
> डॉ. भोलाशंकर व्यास
> ।।श्री गणेशाय नमः।।
> अमरीकबरीभारभ्रमरीमुखरीकृ तम।
> दूरीकरोतु दुरितं

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Urdu News in Devanagari Script

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 01:41
*If Pakistan can learn/write Hindi in Urdu script,Why can't India's
regional states do the same in their state script or in India's simplest
Nukta and shirorekha free Gujanagari Script along with in Roman script
resembling old Brahmi script?*
*Why can't we learn all Indian languages in our chosen
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Sandhi software

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 01:23
Dear all,
Please find attached link to a software for doing sandhi which I am
currently trying to create.

This is the place where it will be available for testing.

I have tried to include prakriyA as per siddhAntakaumudI text.

Wherever there is

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Fwd: VietOCR and Hindi/Sanskrit

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 21:10
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shree Devi Kumar <>
Date: Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Subject: VietOCR and Hindi/Sanskrit
To: Sanskrit Team_member <>, Sunder Hattangadi <>, shankara <>, विश्वासो वासुकिजः
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Re: Extract Unicode Devanagari from PDF (

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 06:15
+ sanskrit-programmers

Hi Marcis.

Your docs are very useful, but you could be doing something better.

You should maintain an issue tracker.  For example, I started one for
entirely separate projects here - . You can start
a dummy google

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Sanskrit Books with Devanagari OCR Layer

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 02:43
It is possible to add an OCR layer of devanagari to a batch of images
now. If you have a source .pdf file export to .jpg and if file is not too
huge (200+ pages), than I might try to OCR it one day.
Feel free to add to
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Sanskrit Programme OS

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 11:06
This sounds crazy but crazy people have made mankind move forward. The
limitation of silicone element and addition of microprocessors (makes
computer expensive) seems someday we will hit a limit for computers.
However, sanskrit being the best OOP language. Maybe we should develop a
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Identifying sanskrit metres :

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 01:56
On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Shreevatsa R <> wrote:

> (5) Many of the verses are actually not in proper metre. I think that
> Śloka, being the bread and butter of epic poets, admits in practice a far
> greater degree of variation than the formal rules say. "pañcamaṃ laghu

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Fwd: Using Unicode::Collate::Locale in Perl for Sorting

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 21:14
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shree Devi Kumar <>
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 9:52 PM
Subject: Using Unicode::Collate::Locale in Perl for Sorting
To:, विश्वासो वासुकिजः <>

​Attached is a sample test program in perl5

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PHP code for finding savarNas of a letter / pratyAhAra

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 21:18
PFA the code for savarNas.
savarna.php is for finding savarnas for letters.
savarnaforarrays.php if for finding savarnas of pratyaharas.

Dr. Dhaval Patel, I.A.S
District Development Officer, Rajkot

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PHP code for finding out the Asya and prayatna of a letter

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 18:09
PFA the code and frontend for finding out Asya and prayatna of a letter.

The readme file is also there.

Dr. Dhaval Patel, I.A.S
District Development Officer, Rajkot

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Sun, 10/27/2013 - 18:25
PFA the code for pratyAhAras of pANinIya grammar.

Directions for use:
Copy paste both the HTML and PHP file in your localhost. Run HTML file.
Input the data as asked for. The browser will give the output regarding the


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Fwd: Sandhi utilities

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 14:07
Dear Vishvas,
Would it be possible for you to write some frontend for your sandhi
utilities on
I am asking this because I don't understand Java much.
A frontend will help us test and correct the mistakes if
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Writing world languages in Sanskrit Phonology

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 03:59
Since you are familiar with many languages is it possible to write all
languages you know in Sanskrit phonology?
Is Sanskrit phonology better than IPA?
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Sat, 10/26/2013 - 22:24
On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:01 AM, G S S Murthy <> wrote:

> If you want to develop a open source program for identifying vruttas, I
> suggest that instead of manually building up a dictionary of vruttas, let
> us develop a program that builds up a data base of vruttas. Every time you

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Sanskrit Words with ाँ Candrabindu

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 21:48
Please write Sanskrit words showing Chandrabindu.
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Why not spell English words in Sanskrit Phonology ?

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:14
1. *Sanskrit is phonetic:*
If you know how to spell a word, you also know how to pronounce it. If you
know how to pronounce a word, you know how to spell it. That is, there is a
one to one correspondence between spelling and pronunciation. It is true
for most Indian languages. It is not true for
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