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Can somebody educate mew on the bestway to

1.type in a text in Telugu script

2.convert english transliterated text into Telugu

Here is a site that has links to Telugu Fonts. Caveat Emptor.

url: http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~luc/telugu.html

Andhra Prabha Site


Web based transliteration software. Claims it works in Netscape and not IE.

Your Browser as Telugu Editor

This one seems to be most promising. They developed fonts and a transliteration package.

i tried the sirigina site software - did not work for me.iasked for help but the autimated system does not reply.
Kaushal -

I am sure you and others here know more than I do, and all this be trivial stuff but ...

If you are using Windows XP with word, Arial Unicode (and thus most of Indian scripts fonts) are there already. You may insert the Telugu fonts here they look like:


I have used "Akshar" for Devanagari script for last many years (Bought it almost 10 years ago) starting from pre-window days etc.. but I am not what you call a heavy user..

I also like "aksharmala" (you may have to do google - to find out where to buy it) . The program is/was free for personal use (and very modestly prices if you use it for business etc) .. Basically you type on standard keyboard using Roman script and it puts the scripted fonts in any application. I used it for Devnagri scripts, but since the alphabet is almost same in Telugu, it should work there too. It's not as good as a professional language specific keyboard but if you are willing to type "ka" to look like क (I am using devnagri here because that is what I have installed) you can do the typing in any word processing package, web forum (or here) or any application which support uncode fonts..fairly easily.

The table looks like:

Redifmail allows you to type in Telugu (Then you cut and paste that in Word)

Latex (If you use math typing ) has Telugu packages too..

If you don't want to install anything on your computer but wants to use web based transliteration program .. I find Itrans site (http://www.aczoom.com/itrans/)
very nice.

Web interface is at many mirror sites eg:

Latex examples:

(My son (BTW he is graduating from Duke in Physics and Math with Minor in classical languages) took sanskrit for a semester and he used that to write the paper etc.) ... You can install the package on your computer , if you want, but if not,
type it on the web, it will translate and put the output in gif/pdf/ or unicode font..

Hope that helps.

BTW may be we should have a thread here for Indian fonts / word processors/ language tools etc..
<!--QuoteBegin-Kaushal+Apr 17 2006, 02:59 AM-->QUOTE(Kaushal @ Apr 17 2006, 02:59 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->Can somebody educate mew on the bestway to

1.type in a text in Telugu script

2.convert english transliterated text into Telugu

Kaushal: Check this link. Pertains to Hindi, but could be applied to Telugu too (haven't tried personally)
i know one website where u can convert english fonts to other language fonts including hindi,telgu......u just have to type in english fonts and it converts them to other scripts.....http://quillpad.in/new/quill.html
The next generation of Indic language digitization is being led by Microsoft, in its Bhasha project.

The latest version of its Windows based 1 MB tool called - Indic IME 1 (v5.0) supports most of the common Indic char-sets like Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Telugu and Hindi. One needs to download and install, from microsoft's BhashaIndia website here.

If one is interested only in Telugu or only in Hindi, separate patches are available there.

This Akshargram website gives very detailed instruction of using Indic IME (this site is in Hindi).

This allows you to use Indic languages in applications like Wordpad, MS Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Google Talk etc. They are working on other applications. Only limitation is that it is for Windows platforms only. (2000, XP, +)

I have been using this and it is so friendly. Leaves no difference in how you use English or Indic languages using this on MS applications.
Does "nYA" mean the Sun in sanskrit. I want to name our second kid and i like nYa, and it means the sun, but want to make sure thats what it is.
<!--QuoteBegin-rhytha+Dec 28 2008, 07:57 AM-->QUOTE(rhytha @ Dec 28 2008, 07:57 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->our second kid
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CONGRATS man!!! : <!--emo&:clapping--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/clap.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='clap.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Hope mom and baby are doing fine.
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Rhytha, congratulations to you and your wife. A beautiful, radiant little sun. Wonderful <!--emo&Smile--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /><!--endemo-->
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Congrats Rytha!
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Congrats Rhytha.
are the other synonyms for the sun.
I remember part of the shloka I had memorized as a kid:

Ravi Surya Marich Aditya..

all mean the same thing..
<!--QuoteBegin-Shambhu+Dec 29 2008, 04:54 AM-->QUOTE(Shambhu @ Dec 29 2008, 04:54 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->I remember part of the shloka I had memorized as a kid:

Ravi Surya Marich Aditya..

all mean the same thing..
[right][snapback]92352[/snapback][/right]<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->Aditya is used to address all Suns (Stars) I think, but our Mitra Surya in particular.
Congrats Rhytha!

rashmimantaM samudyantaM devAsura namaskR^itam
pUjayasva vivasvantaM bhAskaraM bhuvaneshvaram

{Let us welcome and worship Sun our Lord, who has risen to bring us light, is donning effulgent rays, is revered by sura-s and asura-s alike, the ruler of all the worlds and lord of the universe...}

sarva devAtmako hyeShaH tejasvI rashmi-bhAvanaH
eSha devAsuragaNAn lokAn pAti gabhastibhiH
eSha brahmAcha viShNushcha shivaH skandaH prajapatiH
mahendro dhanadaH kAlo yamaH somo hyapAm patiH

He, who is embodiment of all the deva-s in himself, the self-luminous and sustainer and nourisher of all the beings in all the worlds, the keeper of sura-s and asura-s alike with his lumina. He is brahmA, viShNu, shiva, skanda, prajApati, the mighty indra, kubera, kAla, yama, soma and varuNa -- all of them in himself!

(and some prominent names of the son of aditi the Aditya --)

<b>AdityaH savitA sUryaH khagaH pUShA gabhastimAn</b>
suvarNa-sadR^isho <b>bhAnuH hiraNyareto divAkaraH </b>
haridashvaH sahasrArchi saptasapti-marIchimAn
timironmathanaH shambhustvaShThA <b>mArtANDa </b><b>anshumAn</b>

(from Aditya hR^idayaM of vAlmIki rAmAyaNa)

Husky:<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Aditya is used to address all Suns (Stars) I think, but our Mitra Surya in particular.

yes. Aditya, the son of aditi the mother of sura-s. Aditya is the concept of Sun, while others (khaga, mitra, puShNa) are likely manifests.
thanks guys, baby and mother are fine. <!--emo&:beer--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cheers.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='cheers.gif' /><!--endemo-->

i found the name in this site, like to know if this is correct...


can someone kindly confirm
In my opinion, at least not in saMskR^ita and related languages.

besides, "Nya" is listed as a female name under that site, (plus probably in semetic tongue), -- you didnt mention if you had a son or a daughter...

I somewhere read, Hindus ideally gave their male child a name with even number of syllables, and daughters odd.
i have a daughter
<!--QuoteBegin-rhytha+Dec 29 2008, 05:49 PM-->QUOTE(rhytha @ Dec 29 2008, 05:49 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->i have a daughter[right][snapback]92386[/snapback][/right]<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->Wonderful <!--emo&Smile--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /><!--endemo-->

Aditi, Usha, Gayatri are Goddess names that have something or other to do with Light.

(Bodhi, I came across Surya as also being the name of the daughter of Surya Bhagavan, for example, see here, just before the section on Usha. Is the daughter's name pronounced differently?)

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