[Tugindia] First impression of "devnag"
Tue, 17 Dec 2002 09:09:15 +0530
On Monday 16 Dec 2002 6:45 pm, Sumit Bhardwaj wrote:
strongly believe that phonetic based entry is a practical way to get things
> done because since I speak five languages (3 scripts), I am not going to
> get 3 keyboards.
> with sanskrit mode in devnag and "Hardeep Singh Rai" as "haradIpa siMha
> > typing because it seems un-natural to type Hindi in English. Anyhow, I
> > experimented little with dev and found it is very difficult to produce
> > what you want using preprocessor. Rather it is easier to type directly
> > in tex file and no need to use pre-processor.
I agree with Sumit. We have used devnag extensively for 2 years now, and
picking up the keyboard does not take more than maybe a day. The thing is, at
least, the preprocessor based devnag keyboard is based on a good
transliteration scheme, which respects the script construction as much as
possible, therefore, if you know your stuff a bit like Sandhi, you can easily
get on without the keybooard layout chart , after maybe a few sentences of
Rai, This maybe due to your major involvement with using TeX for maths!!! and
at the lower level..