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Font troubles

Postby phil » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:11 am

Hi all

I'm puzzled why transcribed Pali doesn't always come out clearly when posted, whether this means I haven't installed proper fonts, or what. Once one installs "unicode" are all of these problems eliminated?

For example, Ven. Dhammanando kindly posted this for me in another thread:

jīvitaṃ attabhāvo ca, sukhadukkhā ca kevalā.
ekacittasamāyuttā, lahu so vattate khaṇo.

ye niruddhā marantassa, tiṭṭhamānassa vā idha.
sabbepi sadisā khandhā, gatā appaṭisandhikā. 

anibbattena na jāto, paccuppannena jīvati.
cittabhaṅgā mato loko, paññatti paramatthiyā ti.

This is going to sound utterly stupid, but does everyone see those four little squares where letters are missing? Usually when this happens I can identify the missing letter - it's often the .m, but in this case that doesn't seem to be the case.

Could someone help me understand this, and also kindly supply the missing letters.

Thank you.

Phil
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Re: Font troubles

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:30 am

Greetings Phil,

Yes, I see the boxes too.

Bhikkhu Pesala has some resources on his website which might be useful.

http://www.aimwell.org/Fonts/fonts.html

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Re: Font troubles

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:15 am

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Re: Font troubles

Postby phil » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:17 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Font troubles

Postby phil » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:19 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Font troubles

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:30 am

You will only see boxes if you don't have the Pali fonts downloaded on your computer. You will know you downloaded it correctly when you see the proper Pali accent marks.
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Re: Font troubles

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:34 am

I think this is the one I used from Goenka's organization:

http://www.tipitaka.org/

and it works great.
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Re: Font troubles

Postby phil » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:58 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)


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