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Mac diacritic font -

hari - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 03:03:04 +0530
Does anyone have a diacritic font that works properly with Mac OSX? Thanks.

Haricarana Dasa
Madhava - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 03:08:04 +0530
Why didn't I think of this earlier? Check this out.
Madhava - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 03:10:28 +0530
Also, if anyone has come up with a good way to convert PC fonts to Mac, please let me know. And I mean something you have [i]successfully done yourself[/url].
hari - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 03:36:52 +0530

Here's something I ran across that supposedly converts both ways. I think it requires a Mac though.
hari - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 03:39:00 +0530
Thanks for that link. I'll explore it. I'm also discussing this with Gaura Keshava right now on iChat.
Madhava - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 03:40:18 +0530
I found quite a few tools at that were supposedly designed to do just that. I forget which one of them I used when I produced what I sent you.

If someone has both a Mac and a PC and a bit of spare time, we could really use some tips on getting fonts converted. I can crunch between PS and TTF with Windows, but since I have no Mac I'm just shooting in the dark as far as checking out the outcome is concerned.
hari - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 05:13:50 +0530
The fonts at the Sarasvata site are all old PostScript fonts. It looks like it would just be more trouble. What we need is something more modern, something we can use to easily convert our old Shakti font documents and then use well into the future. (Shakti is also PostScript and many problems are starting to pop up.)
Keshava - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 08:40:37 +0530
I have no problem using Balarama on my Mac running the latest OS. I used a program called ttconverter which can change .ttf fonts to mac truetype fonts and visa versa. All the stuff that I have downloaded from granthamandir in Balarama font come out fine. Hari is just having some weird problem with his computer as far as I can see. I was using a diacritic font Siksha which doesn't cut it anymore but has the same keys as Shakti which I have upgraded to thanks to Hari and Shukavak. I also have a program which I use to search and replace characters in files automatically and can be programmed to change whatever font to whatever other font. It is a little old and only runs in classic mode. This is what I used to change the font of the Nitya file I gave Jagat for granthamandira from Siksha/Shakti to Balarama. Madhava your files that you sent Hari were weird and I didn't want to even try to install them. (I already did it on my own) So I then sent my version of Balarama to Hari. He still says that he is having problems because his word processor is cocoa based and screws up with these fonts. However I use it not only with Mac MS Word but also with the completely cocoa based Textedit which comes from Apple with OS X. Anyway Balaram has almost the same keys strokes as URW Palladio ITo which is a OpenType font and is good for both Win and Mac platforms. For more info on the differences in the keymapping in pre-OSX Mac and Win fonts and also to download Win or Mac versions of Devanagari and Diacritic fonts go to

Madhava - Sat, 10 Jul 2004 16:54:41 +0530
QUOTE(Keshava @ Jul 10 2004, 03:10 AM)
Madhava your files that you sent Hari were weird and I didn't want to even try to install them.

I figured as much. It was one of these "Convert seamlessly between Mac and PC fonts" shareware programs. It was FontLab's TransType2.