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Re: Skt transcription into ASCII

From: Vidyasankar Sundaresan (
Date: Wed Sep 24 1997 - 16:47:57 PDT

Re: Sri Sundararajan and Sri Srikanth's posts on Skt transliteration

For a font with diacritical marks, quite good results are obtained with
the Times_CSX font developed by John Smith at Cambridge and the
Normyn/MyTymes fonts developed by a Prof. Norman .... They are all
available for different platforms (Unix/PC/Mac), for free. Connect via
anonymous ftp to, and go to the pub/fonts
subdirectory. The fonts look the same in hardcopy, across platforms, when
you use word processing software. However, I've found that html documents
written using these fonts do not output the same on different kinds of
machines when you use an internet browser, like Netscape 3 or IE, because
the character assignments seem to be problematic sometimes. I'm not sure
if Netscape Communicator 4 handles them better.