TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode
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TransIndic® Transliterator in Unicode™ provides professional-quality, Unicode-encoded fonts in TrueType® OpenType® format for typing transliterated Indic (Indian) text, plus Western European Latin-based languages. The font is available in six typestyles (Times®-, Helvetica®-, Palatino®-, Garamond-, condensed Helvetica-, and Chancery-styles) all in plain, bold, italic and bold-italic (except Chancery is plain only). Samples of each typestyle are below. Be sure you read the System Requirements for Windows or Macintosh (below) before you order.
Indic Languages Transliterated By TransIndic Transliterator In Unicode include:
Transliteration of other languages may also be supported, depending on which characters are used in a particular system of transliteration.
Additional Languages Typed By TransIndic Transliterator In Unicode include:
|Dutch||Icelandic||Spanish||plus any additional*|
|Faroese||Iñupiaq||Swedish||by code pages 1252|
*Many African, Native American, and other languages are also supported.
TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode fonts include OpenType™ layout features. A new font technology called OpenType extends the ability of fonts to support international character sets by allowing greater typographic control over letters and their associated accents. OpenType allows composite forms of accented letters to be input, built up, and properly positioned as the letter and its accents are typed by the user. Combined with the Linguist's Software keyboard software, this provides unparalleled ease of use, intuitive input methods, and beautiful printed output. The information that follows on this page will show you the wide range of characters supported by the font and the simple input method provided by our included keyboard software.
OpenType fonts require the use of certain Operating Systems and applications. If you cannot use the OpenType-compatible applications required by the System Requirements (Windows or Macintosh), we have included a second (dead key) input method that is compatible with any Unicode-compatible application.
Modify letters with up to three accents over and two accents under the letter:
Typing accented letters in OpenType-compatible applications is easy and intuitive. Just type the letter and then the accent key. TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode includes a keyboard layout chart (for Windows or Macintosh) showing how to type every letter and accent.
Look again at the keyboard layout chart for Windows or Macintosh to see how easy it is to type these accented letters. For example, the third example on the first line above would be typed: a, semicolon, left bracket or a;[. To add the vertical line above (the Sanskrit cantillation mark) shown in the first example on the second line, just type equals (=). The keystrokes for that character would then be a;[=. All three accents are typed using the little finger on the right hand. This makes learning how to build up accent combinations very easy. You soon will be touch-typing!
An alternate input method is included that supports any Unicode-compatible application.
More examples of commonly used diacritics:
Other special characters needed for transliteration of Indic languages are included.
Font Samples: All of the above samples are in the TransIndicLSU Times®-style font. We also offer Helvetica®-, Palatino®-, Garamond-, condensed Helvetica-, and Chancery-style fonts, described below. All typestyles contain the same complete character set; a partial sample is shown below for each typestyle.
- Includes the TransIndicLSU TrueType font in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic.
- This is a Times®-style font, suitable when your needs call for a very readable serifed font, or to replace fonts such as Times® or Times New Roman®. It is the most popular style and generally the first typestyle purchased.
- Includes the TransIndicSansU TrueType font in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic.
- This is a Helvetica®-style, sans serif font, suitable to replace Helvetica, Arial®, Univers™ or other sans serif fonts. It is especially popular used for chapter titles, or for table or photo captions. It is the second most popular typestyle and often purchased together with the Times style.
- Includes the TransIndicGaraU TrueType font in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic.
- This is a Garamond-style font, another popular serifed font.
- Includes the TransIndicPalaU TrueType font in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic.
- This is a Palatino®-style font, another popular serifed font.
TransIndic Transliterator TransIndicSansConU in Unicode $99.95 Order
(or $50 when ordered with another typestyle for that platform)
- Includes the TransIndicSansConU TrueType font in plain, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles.
- This is a condensed Helvetica-style font.
- Includes the TransIndicChanU TrueType font in plain style only.
- This is a Chancery-style font, a decorative font, available in plain only.
- Includes the complete contents of all TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode products listed above for one platform.
TransIndic Transliterator for Windows
TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode for includes two keyboard drivers that support four characters per key (instead of the normal two) in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows 2000 SP3. One keyboard layout takes advantage of the OpenType layout features built into the fonts for the most logical, intuitive input possible. Input order is letter, accent, accent, as described above. The letter with its associated accents is built up automatically as you type, with all accents perfectly positioned. The keyboard requires Word 2013, 2010, 2007, or 2003, or OpenOffice.org 3.2. A second keyboard layout uses dead key input. This input method supports any Unicode-compatible application, including older versions of Word (2002/2000/97), and InDesign and QuarkXPress 7 or newer.
Windows System Requirements:
- Operating Systems
- Requires Windows 10, 8, 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000 SP3.
- Requires any Unicode-compatible application.
- One input method supports the OpenType layout features in the fonts, and therefore requires Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, 2007, or 2003 or OpenOffice.org 3.2.
- A second input method supports all Unicode-compatible applications, include InDesign and QuarkXPress 7 or newer.
- Older, non-Unicode applications such as QuarkXPress 6.5 and earlier, PageMaker, and WordPerfect are not compatible.
- Note OpenOffice 3.2 does not install into Windows 2000.
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (included in Microsoft Office 2003) is not compatible with TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode for Windows. All text is changed to the Arial font, whether typed with the keyboard, input using Insert Symbol, or pasted from Word using the Windows clipboard. PowerPoint users should type their text in Word or another Unicode-compatible application, and save the text as a graphic for import into PowerPoint. Users can also use WordArt to create their text. To do this in PowerPoint go to Insert, Picture, WordArt, and type your text, formatting it as desired. Alternatively, users can type directly into PowerPoint using our non-Unicode TransIndic Transliterator fonts. (Earlier versions of PowerPoint have not been tested for compatibility with TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode for Windows.)
- Printer: The fonts will print to any Windows printer at the highest quality allowed by your printer.
- Documentation: All documentation, including a User's Manual and Keyboard Layout Charts (showing placement of the characters on the keys) is in Adobe Acrobat™ PDF or Word format, and is installed into the Windows Start menu for easy access. Users may view the documentation on screen or print it, using Acrobat Reader, available free online if you do not already have it.
- These fonts are compatible with the Macintosh version of TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files to a Macintosh if your applications are fully Unicode-compatible and TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode fonts are installed on both systems. Note: If the OpenType input method is used to create the document, the user who receives the document on the other computer must also use an OpenType-compatible application. If one or more people collaborating on a project are not using OpenType-compatible applications then all project members must use the dead key input method.
TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode for Windows US$99.95 for any single typestyle; $50 for each additional typestyle for Windows purchased at the same time; $249.95 for TransIndic Transliterator Professional in Unicode for Windows (all 6 typestyles together) Order
TransIndic Transliterator for Macintosh
TransIndic Transliteratorin Unicode for Macintosh includes two software keyboard layouts for use in Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. Typing order of the OpenType-compatible layout is letter, accent, accent, as described above. The letter with its associated accents is built up automatically as you type, with all accents perfectly positioned. This layout requires Mellel. Those using any other Unicode-compatible application must use the alternate (dead key) input method supplied with the product.
Macintosh System Requirements:
- Operating Systems
- Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
- The OpenType input method requires Mellel (available from Linguist's Software for $25), or InDesign CS5.
- The alternate, dead key, input method is supported by all Unicode-compatible applications, including Word 2004/2008/2011.
- Even applications that claim to be Unicode and OpenType compliant may only support a limited range of Unicode characters or a limited set of OpenType features. Contact Linguist's Software about compatibility questions and about the availability of a non-Unicode version of this product that works in all applications.
- All documentation, including a User's Manual and Keyboard Layout Charts (showing placement of the characters on the keys) is in Adobe® Acrobat™ PDF format. Users may view the documentation on screen or print it, using Acrobat Reader, available free online if you do not already have it.
- These fonts are compatible with the Windows version of TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files to Windows if your applications are fully Unicode-compatible and TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode fonts are installed on both systems. Note: If the OpenType input method is used to create the document, the user who receives the document on the other computer must also use an OpenType-compatible application. If one or more people collaborating on a project are not using OpenType-compatible applications then all project members must use the dead key input method.
TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode for Macintosh US$99.95 for any single typestyle; $50 for each additional typestyle for Macintosh purchased at the same time; $249.95 for TransIndic Transliterator Professional in Unicode for Macintosh (all 6 typestyles together) Order
- For a discussion of the wide range of our products that help with transliteration, see our Transliteration page.
- For non-Unicode versions of the above fonts, available for both Windows and Macintosh, see:
- TransIndic Transliterator
- The non-Unicode TransIndic Transliterator fonts are not interchangeable with TransIndic Transliterator in Unicode. Both Unicode and non-Unicode fonts, including Unicode and non-Unicode versions of TransIndic Transliterator, may be installed on your system (since they have different file and font names) and may even be used in the same files. They are not, however, interchangeable.
- To convert text typed with the TransIndic Transliterator (ASCII-encoded) fonts, see TransIndic Converter
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