Acknowledgment

The links to Whitney's Roots were developed using the encoding of that book produced by Peter Scharf and Malcolm Hyman (deceased) as part of the Sanskrit Library.

Help

Enter a word in the citation field, and press either the return key or the Look up button to display the entries.

Words must be entered in the transliteration scheme chosen in the 'input' list. The default transliteration scheme is HK (Harvard-Kyoto).
HK

a A i I u U R RR lR lRR e ai o au M H
k kh g gh G
c ch j jh J
T Th D Dh N
t th d dh n
p ph b bh m
y r l v z S s h
Another encoding scheme is SLP1, the Sanskrit Library transliteration scheme.

SLP1

aAiIuUfFxXeEoOMH
kKgGN
cCjJY
wWqQR
tTdDn
pPbBm
yrlvSzsh
ITRANS

a aa i ii u uu Ri RI Li LI e ai o au M H
k kh g gh ~N
ch Ch j jh ~n
T Th D Dh N
t th d dh n
p ph b bh m
y r l v sh Sh s h

When checked, the 'No paren' option avoids display of parenthetical information.
When checked, the 'No Lit src' option avoids display of literary sources.

Technical information regarding display options

Output may be displayed in standard Roman letters using the same transliteration scheme as the input, a traditional Romanization (using either Unicode or CSX fonts), or Devanagari (with an appropriate Unicode font).

The TITUS Cyberbit font is capable of displaying the special characters needed for the Unicode Roman display.

The CSX Romanization mode may be used with John Smith's Times CSX+ fonts. These fonts are distributed under the GNU General Public License. We recommend installation of the TrueType (TTF) version of these fonts for both Macintosh and Windows platforms:

The Devanagari display requires a font covering the Unicode Devanagari range (with support for conjunct consonant glyphs) as well a browser and operating system that can handle Indic text shaping. The display has been successfully tested on Windows XP using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and on Mac OS X using the Opera browser.

Users of Windows XP should be able to view the Devanagari display correctly using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. The Mangal font supplied with the operating system contains the requisite characters. In order to view correctly all characters in the Unicode Romanization, it is recommended that the user install the TITUS Cyberbit font. The Arial Unicode MS font also works well. One of these fonts may be set from Internet Explorer via the 'Tools/InternetOptions/Fonts' button.

Users of Mac OS X (10.2+) should have fonts with the required characters; these are supplied by Apple with the operating system (Devanagari MT and Lucida Grande). At present, the Devanagari display is only confirmed to work with the Opera browser.

Users of older versions of Windows and Mac OS are advised to download and install the free CSX+ fonts and to use the CSX+ Romanization option.

Users of other operating systems may investigate other Unicode Devanagari fonts and may find this test page useful.GNU/Linux users should consult the Indic Fonts HOWTO.

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Malcolm D. Hyman
Jim Funderburk
Last modified: Sun Apr 22