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Devawriter is a Full Classical Sanskrit (Devanagari) input for Mac with RTF, HTML amd JPG export.
What's New
  • Added KShA and JNA that had "mysteriously" been overlooked.
  • PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • Sanskrit2003 font (bundled in application)

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Areopagetica commented on 04 Nov 2010
Thank you, Mr Mathewson, for your efforts. Having begun Hindi lessons a couple of months ago, I appreciate the ability to generate and export beautifully typeset Devanagari script.


Wcitymike commented on 11 Mar 2010
The near-daily updates to this application really end up spamming the MacUpdate RSS feeds.

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Richmond Mathewson (developer) replied on 09 Apr 2010
I am sorry about "Spamming" the RSS feed; however, I do believe that people deserve up-to-date bugfixes and improvements as and when they are implemented rather than having to wait around for 2-3 weeks when the very bug that has been fixed might be slowing their work down.

Recently I felt reasonably comfortable with Devawriter and left it "sitting" at; then, after some 2 weeks I released version 1.1; only the day after to find a few bugs relating to conjunct consonants: hence version

If you wish to continue this further and/or discuss it please mail me at richmondmathewson@gmail. com under the heading "Devawriter Bugs".

sincerely, Richmond Mathewson

Rsps commented on 26 Nov 2009
Very good effort and will be much appreciated if it works.
The program keeps asking to download the Sanskrit2003 Font even after it has been installed! and would not start!
I really hope to use this program, so plese fix it.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Prokos_j commented on 26 Nov 2009
Yes, I had the same issue. I downloaded the font and Devawriter would not recognize it. I assume it's because of Snow Leopards new font requirements. So, I converted the font from windows ttf to mac ttf and now it works. I suggest the developer include the font in the package if it's required. Also, this looks very much like a beta release, the interface needs a lot of work - tidying up. I do hope the developer keeps working on it, it has potential.

Rsps had trouble on 27 Nov 2009
I tried converting the Font from PC to Mac TTF but does not work for me!

OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.2
[Version 1.0.1]

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Version Downloads:1,189
Type:Education : Language
Date:19 Oct 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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Devawriter is a Full Classical Sanskrit (Devanagari) input for Mac with RTF, HTML amd JPG export.

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