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News: AutoHotkey script for easy unicode typing

Date: 2014, 03 April

The following script let's you type characters such as ȧ ā ṣ ś ṭ easily by using a program called AutoHotkey. You will have to install the proper version for your system first. After you installed the program, you can download my script here. It is a zip file containing exactly one script. Extract the file somewhere and double-click it to run.

If you work a lot with Sanskrit, Pali, or other languages (such as translations of Egyptian texts), you will find it hard to quickly type words such as saṃskṛtā or Mañjuśrī or Anāthapiṇḍika. But also counting in Sanskrit shouldn't be a problem (१२३४५६७८९०). This script can help you with lots of applications! Feel free to use and modify it as long as you keep track of the modifications in the top comments section of the script. Comments are always welcome.

Update! 2014-04-03: (v1.7) Added the plus minus (±) sign and classical footnote symbols 1 t/m 6

This is a list of all the keys that you can use:

ALT+a ȧ
ALT+Shift+a Ȧ
ALT+CTRL+a ā
ALT+CTRL+Shift+a Ā
WinKey+a æ
WinKey+Shift+a Æ
ALT+d
ALT+Shift
ALT+CTRL+e ē
ALT+CTRL+Shift+e Ē
ALT+h
ALT+Shift+h
ALT+CTRL+i ī
ALT+CTRL+Shift+i Ī
ALT+k
ALT+Shift+k
ALT+l
ALT+Shift+l
ALT+CTRL+l
ALT+CTRL+Shift+l
ALT+m
ALT+Shift+m
ALT+CTRL+m
ALT+CTRL+Shift+m
ALT+n
ALT+Shift+n
ALT+CTRL+n
ALT+CTRL+Shift+n
WINKEY+n
WINKEY+Shift+n
ALT+CTRL+o ō
ALT+CTRL+Shift+o Ō
WinKey+o œ
WinKey+Shift+o Œ
ALT+r
ALT+Shift+r
ALT+CTRL+r
ALT+CTRL+Shift+r
ALT+s
ALT+Shift+s
ALT+CTRL+s ś
ALT+CTRL+Shift+s Ś
ALT+t
ALT+Shift+t
ALT+CTRL+u ū
ALT+CTRL+Shift+u Ū


Sanskrit numbers and punctuation:

Winkey+CTRL+0
Winkey+CTRL+1
Winkey+CTRL+2
Winkey+CTRL+3
Winkey+CTRL+4
Winkey+CTRL+5
Winkey+CTRL+6
Winkey+CTRL+7
Winkey+CTRL+8
Winkey+CTRL+9
WinKey+'
ALT+|
ALT+CTRL+|


Classical footnotes:

Alt+NumPad1 *
Alt+NumPad2
Alt+NumPad3
Alt+NumPad4 §
Alt+NumPad5
Alt+NumPad6


Some other keybindings:

ALT+a ȧ
ALT+CTRL+.
ALT+CTRL+-
ALT+CTRL+4 § (for some reason this doesn't seems to work properly)
ALT+1
ALT+2
ALT+CTRL+1
ALT+CTRL+2
ALT+Shift+1 ½
ALT+Shift+2 ¼
ALT+Shift+3 ¾
ALT+Shift+? ¿
Alt+c ©
Alt+CTRL+= ±

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