interested in keeping a copy of the lessons for off-line reference may download
the lessons on to their systems. Off-line reading will
require additional software to view the text in Devanagari. Also, the
off-line versions of the lessons will not allow interactive learning. This
is not a serious limitation however.
For our friends
who have difficulty accessing the internet, the lessons may be obtained via
email. Please see below.
the lessons in the following formats
1. HTML format
This format is very convenient for off-line viewing using a standard
web browser such as Netscape 4.5 or Internet Explorer 4.X or higher. Viewing
the lessons in HTML requires that appropriate fonts for Devanagari and Roman diacritics be
installed in the systems. The fonts have been made available at this site
and so this should not pose a problem. Please download the iitmsans and iitmipa
fonts suited to your system (Windows, Linux or Mac). However, installing
fonts on systems may not always be a smooth affair and so viewers are requested
to familiarize themselves with the fonts installation process appropriate
to their systems. Each lesson is available as one file with all the subsections
also be interested in preparing text in Devanagari. The multilingual editor
is ideally suited for this purpose. A copy of the editor is available for
free download from this site. When you install the editor, the relevant fonts
will be available for offline reading of the lessons.
2. LLF format
This format is the native file format used by all the applications
developed as part of the IITM Software project. The Multilingual editor or
viewer may be used to view the lessons on Win95 and UNIX systems. As of now,
MacIntosh users will have use the html or the pdf formats. The Multilingual
editor or viewer will have to be installed on the systems. Please read through
the pages on downloading and installing the IITM Editor. In this format, each lesson
is presented as a single zip file containing the llf files for that lesson.
Please download the zip file and unzip the same to get the .llf files in
3. PDF format
format is sufficiently universal and the Acrobat Reader on a system will
be adequate to view the lessons off-line. There are a few shortcomings
with this format of the lessons with respect to the presentation. The lessons
are presented in one single file for each lesson and so the convenience of
the presentation as in these pages will be lost. However,
this format offers the flexibility to view the lessons on almost all computers
including the Macintosh. There is not need to install any fonts for Devanagari.
The document embeds the font and so the lessons can be viewed easily.
Receiving Lessons via email
will be pleased to provide these lessons via email in any of the three formats.
Kindly send in a request to the lab at the address given in contact sdl page,
expressing your desire to receive the lessons by email. The lessons will be
sent as attachments and will require the multilingual editor for viewing the
text in the .llf format. Please note that different browsers may render html
text differently. Internet Explorer 5 does not render the upper Ascii glyphs
but Netscape versions will handle the same correctly.
When you send in a request, please indicate the format
in which you would like to receive the lessons. Samskritapriyah request that only those who do not have direct access to the internet ask for the lessons via email.