How to input/type Romanized Pali and Sanskrit in Openoffice/LibreOffice

For LibreOffice 4: http://thanhsiang.org/faqing/node/203

For LibreOffice 3: How to input Romanized Pali and Sanskrit (letters with diacritic marks) in LibreOffice3.5 in Ubuntu

For Openoffice 3.2+: http://thanhsiang.org/faqing/node/147

See also, How to use iBus to input Romanized Pali and Sanskrit in Ubuntu

Use Alt key to input Pali

Alt key + a=ā
Alt key + A=Ā
Alt key + w=ś
Alt key + W=Ś
Alt key + s=ṣ
Alt key + S=Ṣ
Alt key + m=ṃ
Alt key + k=ṁ
Alt key + j=ñ
Alt key + J=Ñ
Alt key + b=ṅ
Alt key + n=ṇ
Alt key + i=ī
Alt key + u=ū
Alt key + t=ṭ
Alt key + r=ṛ
Alt key + h=ḥ
Alt key + d=ḍ
Alt key + l=ḷ

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suggestion

isn't it a much better idea to set up a scim-based input method?

using m17n I have a created a "Romanised Indic" input method that allows me to type all the diacritics I need for Pāli and Sanskrit either using dead keys or using the itrans transliteration schema. Very convenient, and it works everywhere that scim does (i.e. - pretty much everywhere).

Just a suggestion!

It is a good idea to use scim

It is a good idea to use scim input. Can you provide a link where we can download the Romanised Indic?

SCIM and romanized pali

I just found

ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=646207

getting 'scim-m17n' with apt-get/synaptic/....,

creating
sudo gedit /usr/share/m17n/sa-translit.mim
modifying
sudo gedit /usr/share/m17n/mdb.dir
and restarting 'scim'

as explained there works fine on my old Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake)

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Liege, Belgium

Thank you Liege for the

Thank you Liege for the information.

Problems with Pali import into OO

I followed your directions I think but it did not work. I unzipped the folder that I downloaded and then followed the instructions. But when I hit the import command and selected the folder, it displays the nested subfolders and keeps asking to open each of these without my ever encountering a file that I can add to OO. Any suggestions?

You did not install Java.

You did not install Java. Just ignore these questions.

open office

AltkeyHandler_Pali work fine with open office 2. Thanks a lot

thank you so much for this

thank you so much for this help! truly a boon to students of sanskrit and pali. one question i have is how to select a long vocalic 'r' (i.e., with a dot below it and a macron above it)? thanks again!

Insert -> Special Characters

The letter is not often used. You can use Insert/Special Characters in Openoffice.