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How to type Sanskrit diacritics in Mac OS X

The following instructions make it very easy for you to type Sanskrit diacritical characters on your Mac computer running OS X. 1. Dow...


The following instructions make it very easy for you to type Sanskrit diacritical characters on your Mac computer running OS X.

1. Download “DiacWinUnicode.keylayout” at:

http://krishna.org/diac/DiacWinUnicode.keylayout

2. Move “DiacWinUnicode.keylayout” to “/Library/Keyboard Layouts/“

3. Click apple icon in upper-left corner of screen ->
“System Preferences” ->
“Language & Text” ->
“Input Sources”

4. Check “DiacWinUnicode” box

5. Click Input Source icon (i.e. American flag icon for U.S.) near upper-right corner of screen ->
check “DiacWinUnicode“

6. Now you can type Sanskrit characters (ā ḷ ṇ ś ḍ ṁ ṛ ṭ ḥ ṅ ṝ ū ī ñ ṣ ḹ):
Opt+a long-a
Opt+l l-dot
Opt+n n-dot
Opt+c s-accent
Opt+d d-dot
Opt+m m-dot
Opt+r r-dot
Opt+t t-dot
Opt+h h-dot
Opt+g n-super-dot
Opt+z long-r-dot
Opt+u long-u
Opt+i long-i
Opt+y n-tilde
Opt+s s-dot
Opt+’ long-l-dot
For CAPITALIZED characters add “Shift” (Ā Ḷ Ṇ Ś Ḍ Ṁ Ṛ Ṭ Ḥ Ṅ Ṝ Ū Ī Ñ Ṣ Ḹ):
Opt+Shift+<character>

For additional help, see “Transliterated Text in Mac OS X.pdf”:

http://krishna.org/diac/TypingTransliteratedTextinMacOSX.pdf






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