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Itranslator 2003

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• Requirements
   • New Build

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For Windows 2000 / XP / Server 2003


BETA Version compatible with Windows Vista & Windows 7:
Itranslator 2003 Build
For more information see the online help file.

Last stable Version (not compatible with Windows Vista / 7):

Itranslator 2003 Build


  • Itranslator 2003 uses Unicode-compatible fonts.
  • Itranslator 2003 comes with two fonts - 'Sanskrit 2003' for Devanagari and 'URW Palladio ITU' for Transliteration. 'Sanskrit 2003' Devanagari font contains more than 1000 ligatures. See the help file for more information.
  • Output can be saved in Rich Text Format (.rtf), as web page (.htm) or as Unicode text (.txt).

System requirements:

To use Itranslator 2003, you will need

  • A computer with Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installed. Older versions of Windows do not support Unicode.
  • MS Word XP or other Unicode-enabled word-processors / desktop publishing software.
  • To enable 'International Support' on your system. For more information on how to enabled international support, have a look in the help file that comes with Itranslator 2003.

Itranslator 99

  If you don't have Windows 2000 / XP / Server 2003
you may use our
Itranslator 99

Changes in Build

  • Read-only ITRANS files did not save and also no warning was given. Now, read-only files open as 'new file', forcing the user to save it under a new name. (MS Word behaviour)
  • {\m+} did not convert after preceding svarahs. Corrected.
  • Combined Conversion: Converting very long paragraphs considerably
    slowed down the system. This has been corrected.
  • Combined Conversion converts line-by-line, i.e. after every Devanagari line follows a Transliteration line. However, most Sanskrit texts consists of verses. To achieve this verse-by-verse conversion, insert a blank line after every verse.
  • Changes in the Sanskrit 2003 font:
On the request of many users, the old-style 'tva' ligatures have been replaced with modern, Hindi-like design.
Candrabindu before svarita (udatta) was too small. Corrected.


Main Window


Insert Devanagari Character

Batch Conversion


Combined Conversion


Itranslator 2003 Downloads


Itranslator 2003  (Build   -   2.57 MB   DLs since 15.12.2003:

True Type Fonts (Unicode-compatible):
  Sanskrit 2003 (Version 1.30 - 21.10.2014)
(Devanagari  -  320 KB)
URW Palladio ITU
(Transliteration  -  281 KB)
Chandas 1.3
(Devanagari - 2.6 MB)
Mihail Bayaryn has designed these Devanagari fonts, which are compatible with Itranslator 2003. They are available for download from Ulrich Stiehl's website at:
Uttara 1.2
(Devanagari - 2.5 MB)

Ulrich Stiehl has written a detailed 'Technical Manual of Itranslator 2003', which includes a comparison Itranslator 99 and 2003. It can be downloaded from his website at:  Also see the Addendum on his website, which covers the changes made in Build

Keyboard Layout
If you are used to type with the 8-bit Sanskrit 99 Font, then you may not like the INSCRIPT Keyboard that is used for the Sanskrit 2003 Font. In that case you may download the "Sanskrit 99" Keyboard Layout, which resembles - with minor changes - the keyboard of the Sanskrit 99 Font, but is Unicode- compatible. (Screenshot)

"Sanskrit 99" Keyboard Layout (84 KB)
Read the enclosed Install.txt on instructions how to install.



Itranslator is freeware in the truest sense. You do not have to register or authorize the program and it is 100% free of charge to anybody. With that in mind we encourage those who find it useful to consider making a donation if it is within their means. Donations are used for maintaining the Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas web site as well as for the philanthropic activities of the Ashram.

If you find Itranslator useful and would like to make a donation, you may do so on our Donation Page.

Thank you.



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