The following are some useful procedures, fonts, links, and
Unix and PC (Dos and Win) Software Tools for preparing
- ITRANS Transliteration Schemes -
- If you are planning to encode any Sanskrit document,
this is the file you will need to start with
- print and post it next to your computer to develop
familiarity with the scheme.
- and tips on correct ITRANS transliteration.
- Preferred transliteration scheme -
- Itranslator (Itranslator2003 - latest, Itranslator99, Itranslator98) for PC -
- a great PC Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP software -
Itranslator is a free utility for PCs developed
by Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas, which converts
ITRANS 5.2 (as well as older versions including
ITRANS 4) Sanskrit text
or text files into Devanagari scipt and roman+diacritics (True Type),
which can then be exported or pasted via the
clipboard to any application. Itranslator produces
results that are fully editable, printable on any
printer, and of publishing quality.
This free software is useful for converting existing texts like
those available on the Documents List pages into
Devanagari and Roman+diacritics, as well as for typing your own texts.
You DO NOT need ITRANS, TeX, LaTeX,
ghostview/ ghostscript, web browsers, MSWord or any
word processor to get this program working.
The Itranslator 99
uses 8-bit true type fonts and is compatible with all versions of Windows.
The newer Itranslator 2003
uses 16-bit Unicode-compatible fonts and is working only on
Windows 2000 / XP / Server 2003.
A detailed 'Technical Manual of Itranslator' developed by Ulrich Stiehl is available, which includes a comparison of Itranslator 99 and 2003.
- ITRANS Software Package and Online utilities -
- ITRANS HomePage -
Avinash Chopde's HomePage
- (The author of ITRANS) - describes the latest
release of ITRANS and has downloads available;
also describes his other Package for
sanskrit processing - for easy entry of Indic
Script text using MS-Windows word-processors.
written by Sandeep Sibal and Arun Kumar Gupta.
A simple but very powerful way of editing Devanaagarii in
a WYSIWIG front-end using a Web browser.
It uses some of the latest internet / world-wide-web
techniques and the specially prepared Xdvng font.
JTrans2 can be used on any browser platform that
Many extensions to capabilities and
additional fonts' support are planned.
For viewing web pages with Xdvng -
PC Fonts |
- Itrans Direct Web Interface -
- Itrans/MAC -
- dishaa HomePage -
is a direct Indian script HTML authoring application.