This is a Unicode conversion of
IIT Madras' sanskrit
interactive online lessons.
Last updated 2005-09-24.
My main motivation in making the conversion was to practice typing
Devanagari, whilst completing the online lessons.
Sanskrit Online Lessons
- Short vowels
- Long vowels
- Support vowels
- Generic form of a consonant
- Semi-vowels, sibilants, etc.
- Consonant-vowel combinations
- Conjunct characters
- Writing methods for conjuncts
- Conjuncts with 'ra'
Instead of Windows' IME, I prefer to use the Takhti software for
input. It has a different keyboard layout to the Windows IME, and
has a handy
'show keyboard' feature which cuts down time spent hunting for keys.
if you wish to set up Devanagari input for Windows 2000, follow these
Go to Control Panel, click 'Keyboard', 'Input Locales' then 'Add'. A
dialog box will appear. Select 'Hindi' for 'Input locale', and 'Hindi
Traditional' for 'Keyboard Layout/IME'. You can now select Hindi using
the icon in the system tray (bottom right-hand corner, next to your
Windows clock). Note that Hindi will not work in many applications -
and Unipad are two known to work.
Sometimes you can copy from these applications in to others where input
doesn't work (eg: Mozilla Composer). Once you get Unicode
input working, check
out the unicode chatroom - it's
buggy, but at least it works!
If you use Unix, have a look at ANU's Sanskrit
Unicode Text Processing page.
dictionaries, corpora and additional tutorials.
Site maintained by Walter Stanish.
Hosted at pratyeka
(पर्त्येका in Sanskrit - thanks to svaksha