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Below is a collection of tools meant to help you read, transcribe, or process Sanskrit texts.


Transliteration is the task of converting digitized Sanskrit text from one scheme to another. For instance, a person might type up some Sanskrit text with ordinary Roman letters and convert it to Devanagari. Thus a phrase like mAmakAH pANDavAzcaiva could be converted to मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव. Some tools to help with transliteration include the following:

Optical character recognition

Sanskrit, OCR, and SanskritOCR is a short guide to getting started with optical character recognition and document processing. Learn how to convert scanned books into more readable and usable text. Apart from SanskritOCR, there are no free and high-quality OCR programs. If you know of one, please let us know about it through the contact page.

Word generators and sentence processors