Several ways to input diacritics have been described in the thread
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Windows users who are into Buddhism can install a keyboard for typing Pāḷi with diacritical marks. It is so much quicker than cherry picking from a tooblar, though I am sure that that could be done somehow, and would work on most platforms.
Pali Keyboards • Full List of Shortcuts
Dhammanando wrote:Mac users can install the EasyUnicode keyboard:
All the Pali and Sanskrit diacritics are produced with the option key:
opt a: ā
opt i: ī
opt u: ū
opt g or k: ṅ
opt c or j: ñ
opt t: ṭ
opt d: ḍ
opt n: ṇ
opt m: ṃ
opt l: ḷ
opt r: ṛ
opt s: ś
opt x: ṣ
opt h: ḥ
samseva wrote:There are multiple 'Keyboard Layout' folders on every OS X computer, which can be quite confusing. The one that is needed can be accessed by opening Finder, clicking 'Go' in the menu bar, 'Computer', 'Macintosh HD' (or whatever your hard drive is called), 'Library' and then 'Keyboard Layout'. Also follow the missing instructions on the VRI website.
samseva wrote:Finally, the best way on OS X (but slightly more complex) is to modify the press-and-hold feature. It's a bit more complicated, but very much worth it.
Follow the instructions from the following link (second answer starting with "In addition to simply...").
http://apple.stackexchange.com/question ... y-keyboard
If anyone has some difficulties trying to modify this, send me a PM.
For Linux I would recommend IBUS:samseva wrote:A simple text file to copy-and-paste can also be a method.
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 42#p351557
where Velthuis system is used, with the exception of upper dot: "ṅ" - ";n"
For Linux there's also a custom Pāli Linux keyboard layout: https://github.com/tuvok/pali
For Android there's an app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... plugin.pi1
One more option is an online keyboard:
https://siongui.github.io/dart-online-i ... thod-pali/