PALI TEXT READER
The Pali Text Reader software is a reader for Pali texts. It provides in depth search (both throughout
the tipitaka or single files), a dictionary and an (machine based) automatic
Pali - English translator. The
Pali Text Reader comes along with a library, containg all Tipitaka books
compressed in a zip archive. Thus, you can read, search and study the
Buddhist Canon wherever you are - it comes in two flavors: an online edition
(3MB) and an extended edition with all resources (Tipitaka) which is approximately
70MB in size.
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Pali is an ancient middle Indian language, either being Buddha's own
mother tongue or at least a language closely related to the Blessed Ones own
language. For over 2500 years Buddhist tradition handed down a vast amount
of scriptures all written in Pali, which contains the accumulated wisdom of
the Buddhist teaching.
During the 90's, in a joint effort, the Pali Canon literature (containing
several thousand pages) was digitized and published by the VRI, a none
profit organisation. Their CDROM, the "Chattha Sangayana CDROM" or CSCD has
been since one of the foremost tools when studying the source of Buddhist
teaching. However, the software which handled reading and studying the
volumes quite well, is not open source.
Quite contrary, the Pali Text Reader is based on a plugin framework
inviting users to improve and customize the reader to their needs. Besides,
being written in C# its developers hope to port it soon to Linux/Unix and
Lennart Lopin /
PTR's developer team
Please kindly consider supporting this project. With your help
(monetarian and time) this unique software tool will advance and be valuable
for the growing community of users...You can also click on one of the
following sponsoring links, thank you!
We are always looking for developers who want to join us:
- Download a copy of PTR from SourceForge's subversion repository
- Build PTR from Source simply using "Nant" on the master.build
- Take a glimpse of our general documentation on PTR's architecture
- Request a workload and start happy coding!
- ...go to
palireader.googlepages.com for some "behind the scenes info".
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