[Advaita-l] Marking of veda svara-s in computer

Siva Senani Nori via Advaita-l advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Tue Oct 14 02:13:05 CDT 2014

Sri Bhaskar,


There are two different markings involved. One is what is known as diacritical marks. This is what you see in the word mahāprāṇa. You get these in a document-editing program like MS Word and simply copy-paste onto Yahoo Mail or Gmail. In MS Word use Insert / Symbols to get the letter with diacritical marks. You will notice that MS Word allows you to assign shortcuts. This is very handy feature. Across the computers that I use, I assign common shortcuts such as Alt+a = ā, Alt+Ctrl + n = ñ and so on. Once you assign keyboard short-cuts, usually Yahoo Mail and Gmail should allow you to use them within those programs as well.

The second set of marks are the svara-markings. These are not available in all fonts. Sanskrit 2003 is a font where these are available.

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A diacritic /daɪ.əˈkrɪtɨk/ – also diacritical mark, diacritical point, diacritical sign from ancient Greek διά (dia, through) and κρίνω (krinein, to separate) – is ...  
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On Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:13 PM, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

>praNAms Sri Subbu prabhuji
>Hare Krishna
>How these markings can be done??  I am talking about the markings in the above word...Is there any software available for this?? 
 Kindly let me know, so that it will be useful for me to put 'svara' markings for the mantra-s which I have  soft copy in word and RT format.
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