News at Tipitaka Network
Help for rusty Pali
New software to enable people to search in Pali from 200 Buddhist Scriptures has been developed by Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Mahamakut Buddhist University and Mahidol University.
The Nation (Thailand), Sunday, December 9, 2007
The sixth computerised version of the Buddhist scriptures called BUDSIR VI for Windows will make it easy for people who want to learn the of Pali language of the Buddhist scriptures, said Suchai Tangwongsant, who led the computerised Buddhist reference project.
"You get an answer with the fastest response from the new version. Just enter the Pali word and click," he said.
The first version of this program was developed in 1991, but it was not completed. He said the latest version has more capacity to search Pali words in the database because the team had inserted content from 200 Buddhist scriptures.
Users can choose from eight languages to search the software - Sanskrit, Sinhalese, Burmese, Khmer, Lanna, Lao, English and Thai.
More than 20 scripture pages can be opened at the same time, and they can also be linked with each other. If the user wants to know the meaning of the word in Thai or English, they just click on that word and the program finds the definition.
Supachai said Mahidol University had produced 2,500 new compact disks of the software for Buddhist schools.
Buddhist News Features:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Vesak Extra!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Vesak Extra!
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Vesak Extra!
Robots guarded Buddha`s relics in a legend of ancient India
Buddhist temple completes 100 years
New biography details the life and times of Sulak Sivaraksa
Tracing the contours of Buddhism in America with Ann Gleig
Why so many Americans are turning to Buddhism
What is American Theravada Buddhism in the 21st Century?
Lotus Lantern Festival will be held from May 3-5, 2019 in Seoul
A glimpse into history of the Dali Kingdom in China through Buddhist sculptures
William Edelglass appointed Director of Studies at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Metropolitan Museum starts major exhibition on `Tale of Genji`
Seminar on Buddhist and Gandhara links between Pakistan and Sri Lanka
Buddhist monk spreading good karma on the Prairies
The first yellow robes in the West
An exclusive interview with Phra Maha Tongmee Supanla
Meditation Month 2019: Beginning with mindfulness
Myanmar risks losing its mastery of puppets
The edicts of Ashoka
New robot in Kyoto will offer Buddhist wisdom in plain terms
South Korea offers equipment for conserving Buddhist heritage
Spirit Rock, Jack Kornfield, withdraw Noah Levine`s authorization to teach
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa.
Buddha sāsana.m cira.m ti.t.thatu.