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nice Pali-English/English-Pali dictionary for iPhone

Post by not myself today » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:43 pm

Pali-English - a nice dictionary for the iPhone.

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Re: Pali keyboard for iPhone?

Post by samseva » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:15 pm

not myself today wrote:hi all. i seek The Deathless and a Pali keyboard for my iPhone. that's all i need.

oh and this ashtray.

and this chair. that's all i need...

:P

i've found an app called Unicode Map that will let me produce probably all the diacriticals used in Latin-alphabet Pali, but for each special letter i want to "type" i have to go into the Unicode Map app, tap the letter i want, which copies it to the clipboard, then return to the app i'm writing in and paste the letter where i want it...lather, rinse, repeat...it gets a bit tedious as you can imagine.

i've also found an app called Hinglish that provides a keyboard that produces some, but not all, of the Pali characters i'm looking for. naturally, my ideal would be an actual iPhone keyboard that includes all the Pali characters. anybody know of such an eAnimal?

many thanks... :anjali:
I use a free third-party keyboard called Fleksy. It is so useful and well made that I would actually pay $20 for it. The keyboard isn't for diacritics, but you can add a bar at the top where you can customize what you want. I have a whole bunch of punctuation and other things, but if you add all the different diacritics, you could probably have all of them right in front of you.

It's free, but you have a total of 3 modules. Then you need to buy modules at I think $1 per module. What is really important is that with the custom characters keyboard, you need to take the pre-made ASCII smiley keys from the other modules in the list and drag them all the way to your first module (you can then edit them). You then end up with 20 or more, rather than the initial 10.

But even for nothing else than a better keyboard, this is really worth it. It is 10 000 times better than the stock iOS keyboard (don't know about Android though).

https://www.fleksy.com/

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Re: Pali Resources

Post by SarathW » Sat May 28, 2016 2:22 am

Ven Dhammanando recommended this.
By the way, I haven't seen him here in this forum for while.

http://www.pamc.org.sg/index.php?option ... 68&lang=en" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"

The following is one of my favourite.

https://pariyatti.org/FreeResources/Dai ... fault.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Pali Resources

Post by mikenz66 » Sat May 28, 2016 5:37 am

SarathW wrote:Ven Dhammanando recommended this.
By the way, I haven't seen him here in this forum for while.
He's taking a break from the Internet.

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Re: Pali Resources

Post by SarathW » Sat May 28, 2016 10:40 am

Not a bad idea. I am thinking the same.
But I have few more doubts to resolve.
:)
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Re: Pali Resources

Post by Dhamma_Basti » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:10 am

For those of you interested in pāli etexts (they can be handy for download and offline search with tools such as grep) gretil is a good ressource: http://gretil.sub.uni-goettingen.de/#Pali" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Nice thing is that they have the PTS edition as well as the singhalese one. Together with the edition from the CTS (http://www.tipitaka.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;), which I assume is the burmese edition, we end up having PTS, Sri Lanka and Myanmar next to each other. That's neat. I didn't yet find a roman version of the thai tipitaka, that would be a valuable addition.
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Re: Pali Resources

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:59 pm

You could just read the Thai script... :tongue:

Doing an automatic transliteration to Roman on a character-by character basis would probably not be too difficult...

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Re: Pali Resources

Post by Dhammanando » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:44 am

Dhamma_Basti wrote:That's neat. I didn't yet find a roman version of the thai tipitaka, that would be a valuable addition.
I have just uploaded a romanized version of the Royal Siam Tipiṭaka here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw2Zp ... mtPeTJFbUU

It’s one that I made myself by converting the Thai files from http://www.84000.org

I haven’t proofread it, however, other than checking and correcting phonetically impossible consonant clusters and suchlike. Nor does it seem to have been proofread by the monks at Mahachulalongkorn University who originally scanned and OCR’d the hard volumes. So I’d say it’s in a similarly raw condition to the Sri Lankan digital Buddha Jayanti Tipiṭaka. At most it might come in handy if you want to do a quick and dirty check on alternative readings.

The format is plain text, Unicode encoding, Unix line breaks.

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Re: Pali Resources

Post by samseva » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:21 pm

Dhammanando wrote:I have just uploaded a romanized version of the Royal Siam Tipiṭaka here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw2Zp ... mtPeTJFbUU

It’s one that I made myself by converting the Thai files from http://www.84000.org

I haven’t proofread it, however, other than checking and correcting phonetically impossible consonant clusters and suchlike. Nor does it seem to have been proofread by the monks at Mahachulalongkorn University who originally scanned and OCR’d the hard volumes. So I’d say it’s in a similarly raw condition to the Sri Lankan digital Buddha Jayanti Tipiṭaka. At most it might come in handy if you want to do a quick and dirty check on alternative readings.

The format is plain text, Unicode encoding, Unix line breaks.
Thank you, Ven. Dhammanando. I downloaded it, however, the files I get are called like so: "01. Vin. Mahavibhanga (1).txt.7z.001". I can't open the files and renaming them by removing the ".7z.001" and opening them as a TXT file results in a text file with a large number of different characters and symbols.

For OCR, depending on the quality of the documents, the scanner, the preciseness of the person scanning hundreds upon hundreds of pages and especially the quality of the software, the results can vary greatly. Even with optimal conditions, there are always incorrect readings of characters. Sadly, documents that are OCR'd always require manually looking over each sentence. So like you said, it should mostly be used as a reference material.

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Re: Pali Resources

Post by Dhammanando » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:43 pm

samseva wrote:Thank you, Ven. Dhammanando. I downloaded it, however, the files I get are called like so: "01. Vin. Mahavibhanga (1).txt.7z.001". I can't open the files and renaming them by removing the ".7z.001" and opening them as a TXT file results in a text file with a large number of different characters and symbols.
The text files are all compressed with 7z.

Mac users should be able to expand them with the Keka program:

http://www.kekaosx.com/en/

Windows users with 7z Extractor:

http://www.7zextractor.com/

The text file when opened should look like this:
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Let me know if you have any problems.

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Re: Pali Resources

Post by Dhamma_Basti » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:38 pm

Great, thank you very much! that's exactly what I was looking for. The quality of the OCR seems to be very good, just from what I can see by quickly looking over it. It is good enough to determine whether we have a different reading than in the other transmissions or not (at least it is very unlikely that an error in the OCR-process will lead to a reading that is identical with the reading in a different transmission). If we find one it is of course mandatory to look up the original, not the OCRed version, as it has not been proof-read. But as a practical tool for daily use this is extremely helpful, so thanks again. :namaste:
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Re: Pali Resources

Post by samseva » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:15 am

Dhammanando wrote:The text files are all compressed with 7z.

Mac users should be able to expand them with the Keka program:

http://www.kekaosx.com/en/
Ah, it works now. Thank you.

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Re: Pali Resources

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:31 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I have added a brief review of the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana Tipiṭaka Software to my Software Reviews site.
I have updated my review with a tip on how to change the default font and font size. Each script support by the program has an *.xsl file in C:\Tipitaka\Chattha Sangayana Tipitaka 4.0\Xsl (or wherever you installed the program).

For Roman script the file is tipitaka-latn.xsl. Make a backup copy of the file, and edit the font-family and/or font-size lines to suit your own preference. My copy now looks like this:
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Re: Pali Resources

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:23 pm

If you want to edit the Pali/English dictionary it is a Unicode text file that can be edited in Notepad. If you installed the program in C:\Tipitaka\ as I recommend, you will find the dictionary here:

C:\Tipitaka\Chattha Sangayana Tipitaka 4.0\Reference\en\pali-english-dictionary.txt

The Pali word is followed by its translation on the next line, e.g.

akusalakammaṃ
Unwholesome action, evil action, bad works, demerit, sin
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Re: Pali Resources

Post by aspirant » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:12 pm

Laurens wrote:I stumbled upon this the other day... http://www.vridhamma.org/Pali-Primar-Online.aspx it might be useful for some.
This link no longer works. Updated link is http://www.vridhamma.org/Pali-Primar-Online

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Re: Pali keyboard for iPhone?

Post by maranadhammomhi » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:55 pm

not myself today wrote:hi all. i seek The Deathless and a Pali keyboard for my iPhone. that's all i need.

oh and this ashtray.

and this chair. that's all i need...

:P

i've found an app called Unicode Map that will let me produce probably all the diacriticals used in Latin-alphabet Pali, but for each special letter i want to "type" i have to go into the Unicode Map app, tap the letter i want, which copies it to the clipboard, then return to the app i'm writing in and paste the letter where i want it...lather, rinse, repeat...it gets a bit tedious as you can imagine.

i've also found an app called Hinglish that provides a keyboard that produces some, but not all, of the Pali characters i'm looking for. naturally, my ideal would be an actual iPhone keyboard that includes all the Pali characters. anybody know of such an eAnimal?

many thanks... :anjali:
I'm a little late, but Unicode Pro lets you create a custom keyboard for iPhone. I use it for Pāli.
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Re: Pali Resources

Post by Dhammanando » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:52 am

Aleix Ruiz-Falques: "On the Authorship of Kaccāyana, the Oldest Pāli Grammar"

https://www.academia.edu/34249890/On_th ... li_Grammar

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Re: Pali Resources

Post by SarathW » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:31 am

SarathW wrote:
Sat May 28, 2016 2:22 am
Ven Dhammanando recommended this.
By the way, I haven't seen him here in this forum for while.

http://www.pamc.org.sg/index.php?option ... 68&lang=en" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"

The following is one of my favourite.

https://pariyatti.org/FreeResources/Dai ... fault.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The first link is broken.
Can someone find the link?
This is about the Pali course conducted by a Sri Lankan monk in Singapore.
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Re: Pali Resources

Post by Dmytro » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:53 am

SarathW wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:31 am
Can someone find the link?
This is about the Pali course conducted by a Sri Lankan monk in Singapore.
There's an archive:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170221205 ... 68&lang=en#

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