For those of you who are wondering what we’ve been up to, myself and Bhante @Sujato are currently working on the digitization of Oskar von Hinuber’s transcription of a fragment of the Pali Cullavagga.
The project details and Hinuber’s work can be found here:
In his article, von Hinuber doesn’t give a name to the manuscript, usually just referring to it as “the Nepalese fragment”.
The aim is to transcribe the fragment and make it available in a segmented plain text form that can be consumed by SuttaCentral and anyone else.
For the purpose of this, I’ve also adapted an Atom package for using the Velthuis transliteration system so it becomes easier to type Sanskrit and Pali texts. Anybody who frequently needs to use characters with Pali or Sankrit diacritics can use this package for typing.
Atom is a text editor. See here: https://atom.io/ and there are also some very helpful YouTube tutorials.
If I recall correctly from previous thread’s you’re using Ubuntu so I think you might be able to install Atom with just a click through your Software Manager (or at least I could, and I’m using Mint which is a Ubuntu derivative - for now anyway).
To add Ayya’s package into atom I just threw the extracted folders into Atom’s package folder (for me: /home/USERNAME/.var/app/io.atom.Atom/data/packages)
Ayya, thanks so much for sharing this! I tried to play with atom-autocorrect-en and wasn’t quite as successful.
To call on your great tinkering expertise yet further, I wonder, would there be a way to have the autocorrection performed as soon as the character combo is entered (that is, without having to ‘end’ the word with a space)?
Maybe one day
The original package does it that way but I might have a look how to improve it. There are a few small bugs too.
I added a few changes an hour or so ago because one of the added node-modules was not being cached by GitHub. It would be easy to just pull that node-module in the terminal, but then the Velthuis transliteration does not work optimally so I make a few small changes to it. In any case, the node-module has been added now.