Monthly Archive for December, 2007

Beta 12 Release Notes

Multi-word search: you can now search for a phrase or words near each other. To search for a phrase, put double quotes around the words. If you enter multiple words without quotes, you will see a “Word distance” number below the “Search For:” box. This is the number of words before and after the first word in which the other words can occur.

Fonts are now installed by the program at startup

Fixed bug: Tipitaka editions (e.g. Thai, PTS) that don’t have page break markers in a particular book should be disabled in the GoTo dialog

Fixed bug: Opening the Dictionary with ctrl-D when a word is selected in a book, the word is not populated in the dialog.

Fixed bug: Namo tassa has dots around it in Roman script.

Fixed typo in name of AN8 mula. Aṭṭhakādinipāta -> Aṭṭhakanipāta

Fixed bug where clicking on a book window in the browser area would not bring the window in front of other windows.

Enabled ctrl-W keystroke for Word Search. If a single word is highlighted, the word will be populated in the Search For box and the search will be executed.

Tipitaka data: Removed spaces between words and punctuation when there is a page break marker, i.e. “word <pb/>,”

Book linking

From most books in CST4 you can click a button in the book toolbar to jump to the corresponding commentarial book, or from commentaries back to the root text. There has been a request to document this feature. The following documentation is intended to assist future implementers of the book linking feature.


There are at least 4 different types of Tipitaka files: 1) whole books, 2) files containing multiple books, 3) books split over two or more files, 4) books that do not have continuous paragraph numbering.

1) Simplest case: mūla, aṭṭhakathā and ṭīkā are each one, whole book. Each book has continuous paragraph numbering, i.e. there is only one paragraph 1 per book. When the button is clicked, determine current paragraph, open corresponding book and jump to the same paragraph.

Files that fall into this case include Dīgha, Majjhima, Saṃyutta Nikāyas, Aṅguttara Nikāya 1 and some books of Khuddaka.

Book Mūla Aṭṭhakathā Ṭīkā
DN1 s0101m.mul s0101a.att s0101t.tik
DN2 s0102m.mul s0102a.att s0102t.tik
DN3 s0103m.mul s0103a.att s0103t.tik
MN1 s0201m.mul s0201a.att s0201t.tik
MN2 s0202m.mul s0202a.att s0202t.tik
MN3 s0203m.mul s0203a.att s0203t.tik
SN1 s0301m.mul s0301a.att s0301t.tik
SN2 s0302m.mul s0302a.att s0302t.tik
SN3 s0303m.mul s0303a.att s0303t.tik
SN4 s0304m.mul s0304a.att s0304t.tik
SN5 s0305m.mul s0305a.att s0305t.tik
AN1 s0401m.mul s0401a.att s0401t.tik
Dhammapada s0502m.mul s0502a.att  
Udāna s0503m.mul s0503a.att  
Itivuttaka s0504m.mul s0504a.att  
Sutta Nipāta s0505m.mul s0505a.att  
Vimānavatthu s0506m.mul s0506a.att  
Petavatthu s0507m.mul s0507a.att  
Therīgāthā s0509m.mul s0509a.att  
Mahāniddesa s0515m.mul s0515a.att  
Paṭisambhidāmagga s0517m.mul s0517a.att  
Nettipakaraṇa s0519m.mul s0519a.att  


(more later…)