E-Reader Advice for Diacrits

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E-Reader Advice for Diacrits

Postby Jinzang » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:37 am

I have a Kobo E-Reader and where possible I try to get books in epub format. There have been two problems, the first that many Buddhist books aren't available in epub. I can't do much about that. The second is that Sankrit words in many books use the standard diacrits when transliterating and these are not included in the standard fonts bundled with the Kobo. I have a solution to the second problem. You can add fonts to the Kobo by creating a fonts directory and putting true type font files (ttf) in it, SIL has a font named Gentium Plus. You can download them from the SIL International site, connect your Kobo by usb to your computer, create a fonts directory, and copy the two ttf files into it. After you disconnect the Kobo, you can select the Gentium font and the missing letters with diacrits will show.
Having obtained the supreme freedoms
and conjunctions of the precious human existence,
endowed with faith, energy, and intelligence,
Having attended on a worthy spiritual friend
and received the pith of the holy instructions,
May we practice these properly, just as we have received them,
without obstacle or interruption.
In all our lives, may we practice and enjoy the holy dharma.
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