Author Archives: Yuttadhammo

Sanskrit Dictionary & Sanskrit Roots Lookup Extension

A few new dictionaries are now included in the DPR: Pali roots via the Saddanidhi, Sanskrit dictionary using the colossal Monier-Williams text, and Sanskrit roots, using a text based on Whitney’s volume. The MW dictionary is huge of course; I … Continue reading

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The Story of Cakkhupala – One Who Guards His Vision

On our new Pali Forum, we’ve started translating the first story in the Dhammapada Commentary. Three paragraphs finished, here’s the translation so far: In Savatthi, it is said, there was a land-owner named Greatgold, rich, of great wealth, of great … Continue reading

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Tatiyampi – Putting it all together

Yep, DPR 3.0 (3.1.2, actually). The idea now is to use the Firefox integration to its best, so learning how to make the DPR more like an app and less like a webpage. One notable change with DPR 3 is … Continue reading

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3.0 Pali to English Translation

Here’s something I thought I’d never do… but then yesterday I found a way to recognize Pali verb forms for a new quiz, so it was only a short jump to the next step, a full translation service. Mind you, … Continue reading

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Pali Question and Answer Forum

Just a quick note to say that we now have a Q&A forum for the Digital Pali Reader. The idea is it will be for asking questions about Pali translation in general, but also about the DPR. The site is … Continue reading

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2.5.7 Shuffle Quizzes

In the vein of Web 2.0, etc., here’s something neat; trying to find ways to help my students learn Pali, I added some more verb and noun quizzes, and then went the extra step and added a shuffle quiz to … Continue reading

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2.5.2 “DPR:” permalinks

Someone brought it to my attention that the chrome:// links weren’t working in webpages. I think it’s a security measure to stop remote websites from accessing extension files – at any rate, I can’t figure out how to make them … Continue reading

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2.5 – import text from a webpage

Thanks to Khemaratana for suggesting another feature; hopefully I haven’t broken the reader with this one. Now, right-clicking anywhere on any webpage with the DPR installed will give an option to “Send to DPR”; if you select text first, it … Continue reading

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2.4.1 – Save as HTML

Yes, the numbering system is a bit arbitrary, but anyway the latest version of the DPR now offers an option to save sections or even multiple sections as HTML to the desktop. Works on Linux, anyway… I’m told the saving … Continue reading

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2.3 – Subsection Grouping

So, yesterday I needed to get the entire Satipatthana Sutta (MN 10). Opening up the DPR, I realize the only way to do this is to copy it section by section, which is hardly ideal. So, another feature. With 2.3, … Continue reading

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