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==IAST Conventions & Characters==
==IAST Conventions & Characters==
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAST IAST Conventions & Characters]
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAST IAST Conventions & Characters]
==Easy Devanagari Typing==
Google Transliteration into Devanagari (when typed in English): [http://www.google.com/transliterate/indic]

Revision as of 17:11, 25 April 2009

How to Post an Article to an Existing Category

  1. Login to Hindupedia -- the login link is at the bottom right.
  2. Open the category Page
  3. Enter name of article in the input box at the top right of the page to add a page to the category and click submit
  4. Enter article and click on preview to see how it will appear. Click submit to publish.

How to Post a new Quote for the "Sagely Quotes" section

  1. Login to Hindupedia -- the login link is at the bottom right.
  2. Open the Sagely Quotes category page: http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Category:Sagely_Quotes
  3. Enter name of the quote's topic in the input box at the top right of the page. Make sure to prepend the topic name with 'Quotes/'. If that topic already exists, add a number. For example, if I have a quote with the topic being Growth and this is the second quote on the topic. The name to enter would be: Quotes/Growth2
  4. In the article body, replace "Add Your Content Here" with the quote which must be entered in the following format: {{Cquote|Quote|4=Author}}. Replace 'Quote' with the quote and 'Author' with the person who is being quoted.
  5. Make sure that the quote is before the category tag otherwise, it will not render properly on the main page.

How to Add an Image to an Article

Images are easy to add in Hindupedia. However, they must be added indirectly--they are treated similarly to "other articles" in a sense.

To add an image, you must create a link to that image in the article. A link looks like

[[image:ImageName-image.jpg|thumb]] where the bolded part is the name of the image.

Once you have saved the article, you will see a link to that image in the article that will be red if the image doesn't exist. If the image has already been uploaded earlier to Hindupedia, your image will be shown directly.


If it is red (as in this case), click on the link and you will be taken to the 'Upload file' page where you can upload the image and add some descriptive text about the image.

Once the image has been reloaded, refresh the original page you wanted to add the image to and the image should appear.

Devanagari Characters & IAST

To transliterate text from English into devanagari or IAST, use iTranslater 2003 from Omkarananda Ashram. It takes input in the ITRANS format and can output in both Devanagari and IAST. This can then be copied and pasted into articles on Hindupedia.

ITRANS mapping

स्वर व मात्राएँ | Vowels (dependent and independent)
a aa/A i ii/ee/I u uu/oo/U RRi/R^i e ai o au a.n/a.m aH
अं अः
व्यंजन | Consonants
k kh g gh ~N ch chh j jh ~n T Th D Dh N t th d dh n p ph b bh m y r l w/v sh shh/Sh s h
अन्य अक्षर और चिह्न | Other letters and symbols
x/kSh tr GY shr .D/R .Dh/Rh q Kh G/Gh f z ` .N .c/.e a.u .h . * .a/~ OM
क्ष त्र ज्ञ श्र ड़ ढ़ क़ ख़ ग़ फ़ ज़ ़‌ ्‌ .

You can learn more about the ITRANS and conventions on wikipedia.

IAST Conventions & Characters

IAST Conventions & Characters

Easy Devanagari Typing

Google Transliteration into Devanagari (when typed in English): [1]