Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Sanskrit/Hindi keyboard lanagues How to use the special characters


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Destiny000

Destiny000

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 128 posts
I looked all over the Internet and I couldn't find any information on this. When I am in either of these languages keyboard (in it's US version) how do I type all of the special characters that go with the letters in this mode. Example of what I mean is this:

Ā Ṇ ṝ ś ṭ ḷ ḥ ā

Any and all of these I want to be able to type as I want to type in roman but want to be able to use these characters on the letters therefore typing sanskrit/hindi in english. Somewhere someone said shift and the letter would do it but that does nothing sadly.

So I'm hoping someone out there will know. Much appreciated for any help. Thank you.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
98springer

98springer

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 217 posts
I'm not sure I understand.
Do you want to be able to alternate between sanskrit and roman as needed?
  • 0

#3
Destiny000

Destiny000

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 128 posts
No no no, I want to write in english, but I want to write the sanskrit in english with their correct characters that make the difference in how each word is pronounced. Am i making sense now? lol. Hope so.
  • 0

#4
Lemurian

Lemurian

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 100 posts

Namaste! I think it's called writing "translit" or "transliteration". Basically, in MS Word and other office packets they have some kind of "Extended Latin" symbols table. It's possible to assign the Devanagari transliteration symbols to shortcuts, and keep a list of them in front of you, until you  memorize them all. But that's a messy way, since you need to assign a dozen characters at least.


  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP