Pali with Input Easy
June 19, 2000
Input Easy can make it
easy to do "drill and practice" learning exercises for Pali
words, phrases and sentences. It can also produce nice "paper
and pencil" tests so that you can practice on paper, or when you
are not at your computer. (Teachers can use this option for creating
tests for their students.)
The key: you can type the
Pali words using the tranliteration style of Pali. While you are typing,
the correct Pali characters with diacritics will appear instantly.
If you create a Pali learning
file, you can share it with other Pali students in your class, your
teacher, and with all Pali students in the world by posting it on the Internet.
You MUST have the free
font "LeedsBit PaliTranslit" on your computer to use this
feature, and then select it as your font for your learning file.
1. Open a new file
2. In the Options dialog,
select the Pali option, and select the font LeedsBit PaliTranslit.
3. Enter your words, phrases
and sentences. You can use the transliteration style, or directly
enter the characters for the font using the <Alt>-0999 style of
There is a lot of information
for Pali students and teachers, free fonts, an more on my Pali page at:
If you have a text file
(.txt) in the transliteration style, you can Import the file into
Input Easy. If the Pali option has been activated, you will be asked
if you wish to convert the characters automatically to the font.
When you Export a Pali
file, you will be asked if you would prefer to have the file written
in the transliterated style, or in the font style.
If your default keyboard
is not an English language keyboard, then test the software to see if
both the Pali characters and your native language characters display
correctly when you type them. If they do not, you MUST activate an
English language keyboard after you start the program.