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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:39 pm

:thumbsup:

I like the 'H' with what almost looks like an eternal knot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endless_knot
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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:31 pm

I updated the image in the OP for the corrections for the Sinhala and Cyrillic. Let me know if you see any other corrections needed. :thanks:
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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby vinodh » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:08 pm

The Sinhala Text is wrong.

The Virama should ligate with Ma.

Also, when Pali is written in Sinhala, special conjuncts are used used. i.e in Dhamma - both ma ma touch each other to show they are a single consonant cluster.

Though, the Virama forms are acceptable.

The Brahmi Text is also wrong..

It must have a small ma below the Big ma
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Buddhists Texts in Brahmi Script : http://www.virtualvinodh.com/brahmi-lipitva

yo dharmaṁ paśyati, sa buddhaṁ paśyati
One who sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha

na pudgalo na ca skandhā buddho jñānamanāsravam
sadāśāntiṁ vibhāvitvā gacchāmi śaraṇaṁ hyaham

Neither a person nor the aggregates, the Buddha, is knowledge free from [evil] outflows
Clearly perceiving [him] to be eternally serene, I go for refuge [in him]

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby Chula » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:23 pm

The Sinhala script should be:
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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

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Dhamma written in Sinhala (conjoined consonants)

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby Chula » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:32 am

Yes this is the more historically accurate rendering of Pāḷi in Sinhala script. Letters are not conjoined in this fashion in Sinhala anymore, and there is no loss if one were to switch to a modern Sinhala rendering for convenience (especially since Unicode doesn't support this as far as I know).

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby Paññāsikhara » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:27 am

My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

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My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:00 am

Thanks venerable! :bow:

It is good to have so many linguistic experts here!
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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby Bankei » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:34 am

Hi Ven

Yes you were right, I did confuse Zheng and Zhen - I am a bit rusty.

In Japanese 達摩 would refer to the Chinese Chan Patriarch Bodhidharma which is would be pronounced Daruma, same as the David's transliteration above. Think it is Tamo in Chinese.

However the characters in Japan would be slightly different (the second one), 達磨.

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

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My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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Unicode and touching letters in Sinhala

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby Chula » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:28 pm

Thanks jsv - good to know. It renders fine on Google Chrome. I'm still not clear on how to type that though..
When I do a "හල් කිරීම" after a ම and type another ම, I get ධම්ම. The link doesn't seem to clarify - not a big deal though.

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:05 am

The last two posts with the fonts did not show for me at all, just boxes in Firefox or IE. Guess I need to finally download Google Chrome.
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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby Paññāsikhara » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:15 am

I'm with Chrome, but it doesn't come out, either.
My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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Re: Dhamma written in ten different scripts

Postby seanpdx » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:28 am

Most applications these days do not use built-in fonts, so regardless of the application you are using, you still need a font that actually has those particular characters. The two posts in question work fine for me, in Firefox3 under Windows. I'm guessing they would show up fine for me in Firefox on my linux box, also. But I've installed a lot of foreign-character fonts for languages in theravadin countries on both my boxes. Before rushing out and installing new software, look for some fonts to install.


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