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Pali script

Postby anchoni » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:20 am

Dear Dhamma friends!

I am looking for Pali script (well, actually in Devanagari) for awareness and equanimity, sati and upekkha.

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ana

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Re: Pali script

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:45 am

have you looked at wikipedia? they sometimes have the script in the article but not in all cases.
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Re: Pali script

Postby anchoni » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:03 am

Thank you! I found script for upekkha, but I'm still a bit confused for sati. Is Sanskrit smrti the same as sati?

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Re: Pali script

Postby Dmytro » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:20 pm

Hi Ana,

Devanagari script was invented in the 12th century, and has nothing to do with Pali.

The oldest preserved inscriptions in language very close to Pali (Hathigumpha and Girnar Asokan edict) were made in Brahmi script.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hathigumpha_inscription
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edicts_of_Ashoka

You can find a converter and fonts at following webpages:

https://sites.google.com/site/brahmiscript/
http://www.nibbanam.com/Brahmi/brahmi.htm

https://sites.google.com/site/brahmiscr ... miLipi.zip
https://sites.google.com/site/brahmiscr ... Brahmi.ttf
http://www.nibbanam.com/Brahmi/AshokanBrahmi.ttf

More about Brahmi alphabet:

http://media.wix.com/ugd/d68cbb_f71fd49 ... rahmi.pptx
http://narendranath.webs.com/
http://www.obib.de/Schriften/Fonts/brahmi.htm

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